Martine grew up in France. She earned a PhD in School Administration and Curriculum Supervision and a D.Min in Urban Transformational Leadership. After serving for many years as a global graduate program administrator at a theological seminary in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Martine relocated to France. She now serves (remotely) asassociate academic dean and PhD program director for Bakke Graduate University. She is also an ordained pastor and served with the Mennonite Missions Network for many years.
Martine realized that the core of her call is to empower global Christian leaders to be God-sent influencers in their countries and communities. As a mentor, she develops leaders in such areas as urban transformation, women in leadership, educational leadership, entrepreneurship, and Christian service. Martine has also been involved with the Lausanne Movement and other cross-denominational organizations.
Martine and her husband raised two adopted children–one from Haiti and one from Niger who is 15 and keeps her moving!