BY: BEKAH THRUSH ‘17, ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE
GARY MARTIN ‘87 has been closely connected with the LM community for years. First as a graduate, and later as both a parent and Boys Volleyball Coach. His work as the Operations Manager for Benjamin Roberts Office Interiors has helped him maintain that connection as well. Over the years they have been proud to employ many alumni, and their company President, ROB BOMBERGER ‘87, was his classmate at Lancaster Mennonite. Martin shares that, “Wherever life takes me I end up finding people I’m connected to through LM.”
Martin believes that LM’s commitment to the value of Seeking Jesus Wholeheartedly is what truly sets it apart as an institution. “Being part of the community…of caring teachers and the ability to connect with many lifelong friends,” are pieces that he still carries with him after graduating.
He says that “all of us can serve Christ in our jobs as we have an opportunity to be His Hands and Feet to those around us.” A few years ago, he had a special opportunity to combine his faith and work when Benjamin Roberts provided Wycliffe Bible Translators with the furniture for a new office. “Being able to help a wonderful organization by providing the furnishing so they can better spread the good news of Jesus was fun being a part of,” he said.
Whether these opportunities come around in the workplace or not, Martin invites us to realize that, “you are placed where you are for a purpose, and you can reach people that nobody else can!”