Marti Wade – formerly Marti Smith – joined the staff of Caleb Project in 1994 to serve as a mobilizer, researcher, strategist, and writer, and has been the managing editor and publisher of Missions Catalyst since 2004.
Today, Marti is a member of the mission agency Pioneers and is part of the Communications Team.
Shortly after 9/11 Marti spent a sabbatical year in a conservative Muslim part of Central Asia experiencing the life of a long-term worker and documenting the experiences of church planters. This led to the 2005 publication of Through Her Eyes, a book about the lives of missionary women in the Muslim world.
Marti also teaches for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement and Encountering the World of Islam classes, as well as teaching cultural learning principles and techniques for local churches, short-term teams, and mission agency groups.
After many years in Colorado, Marti moved to Eugene, Oregon and married Chris Wade in May 2012. The two currently live in Columbia, South Carolina, where in 2016 Marti completed a Master’s in Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University.
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