Marie transitioned into the role of treasurer (from assistant treasurer) of One Mission Society in 2014. In this role, she manages OMS accounts, oversees wire transfers, and approves all expenses for OMS missionaries and ministries. These vital activities keep OMS in compliance with IRS and ECFA regulations, reassuring donors that their money is in safe hands.
Two weeks into her role as treasurer, Marie was able to facilitate the first wire transfer to Myanmar in two years. This seemingly simple action allowed ministry to blossom in that country. Without proper oversight of OMS financial transactions, ministry comes to a halt. Marie feels great joy every time she sees the results of ministry that is able to take place because of responsible stewardship.
Marie was born and raised in Shelbyville, Indiana, and feels a strong connection to the area. She was called to be a missionary as a teenager and attended Ozark Christian College. She is grateful to serve with a local organization that also provides a stable foundation for her son Paul, born in September 2009.