Meet The Team
Tom is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary. In the 1960s, he worked with Albert Schweitzer for 2 months in Africa, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in voter registration drives, and spent time with Palestinian refugees in Jerusalem, and worked in a Kibbutz in Israel. In the 1970s, he developed and built low income housing projects in 10 southern Illinois towns. In 1985, he co-founded Marion Medical Mission with his wife, Jocelyn, and has been a driving force behind the organization’s success of providing over four million people with clean water.
Jocelyn lives in Marion, IL. From 1966-72 she was a teacher at Cabrini Green in Chicago. Since 1972 she has helped develop, build, and manage low-income housing in Southern Illinois. She is an elder at First Presbyterian Church, Marion. In 1985 she co-founded Marion Medical Mission. She has been on more than 20 mission trips where her major efforts included working to build schools in Malawi and installing wells. She plays a major role in coordinating the volunteers when they are in Africa.
Director of Operations
Jane began working for Marion Medical Mission in 2016. She retired from Southern Illinois University in 2015 after 29 years as a psychology faculty member and university administrator, and traveled to Malawi with MMM in 2015, 2016. and 2018. Jane is a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale IL, and coordinates the Diaper Bank of Southern Illinois at FPC Carbondale. She and her husband Bill Martens are frequently on the road to visit their granddaughter (and daughter and son-in-law) in Chicago and their son in Madison WI.
Director of Development
Kimberly grew up in Marion and attended the First Presbyterian Church, serving as organist and choir director through high school and college. After moving to Belleville, IL, she taught English at Belleville East High School for 16 years, until 2005 when she left to build her business with Mary Kay cosmetics into a full-time position. Throughout her years of owning her own business, she’s developed an extensive network of friends, clients and referral partners who are very excited to support her new ventures with Marion Medical Mission. She is married to Kelley Richey and has two children, Christopher and Lauren. She is very excited to be working with Marion Medical Mission to help them raise the funds necessary to increase their influence and help more people in Africa.