Marggy is inspired by hearing from team members how serving on a short-term mission team has helped them to grow in their relationships with Jesus and others. There were many times while sitting in a closing meeting in Jamaica that she would witness individuals who were deeply moved by their experiences in the mission field. They would express how it was more than the building of a small home or conducting a vacation bible school that has affected them. It was the people who they served and developed a relationship with that had changed their hearts in many ways. Another common theme was how their team had developed into true Christian community due to their common goal of serving others.
It was a short term mission trip that changed Marggy’s life and caused her to surrender her life plans to serve God more fully. She is thankful to be able to assist in providing others with opportunities to serve on short term mission teams because she knows that God uses these experiences to help His children grow into the likeness of His Son Jesus. She has been involved with CSI Ministries since her first short-term trip to Jamaica in 2008. It was because of that trip that she heard God’s call to serve in Jamaica. After spending four-and-half years serving full-time on the field she returned to her home in Muncie and accepted a position in CSI Ministries’ home office as finance director.
Prior to serving with CSI Ministries she served as administrative pastor at Farmland Friends Church. Preceding this she worked for ten years as an administrative assistant in the commercial banking division of a local bank. She graduated from Delta High School and attended Ball State University studying business administration. Marggy has served in the ECI Emmaus community in many roles including, lay director of a Chrysalis flight and as a board member on the Chrysalis board. She also directed the Celebrate Recovery program at her church prior to leaving for Jamaica.
Marggy accepted salvation at Farmland Friends Church and attended there many years serving in many roles. She served on Ministry and Oversight, Personnel and First Impressions committees before becoming administrative pastor. Since returning from Jamaica she attends Living Waters Church. She has three sisters and three wonderful brother-in-laws who has given her seven nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.