Marvin retired after 43 years as a teacher, coach and administrator in public schools in Kansas and Missouri. He has earned degrees from Pittsburg State, Emporia State and a Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State. Marvin has served as a teacher and lay leader in church and inter-church ministries. Marvin was instrumental in starting a TGIW group in Chanute, KS before moving to Springfield, MO in June 2004. Marvin will be one of the co-leaders of the TGIW-Springfield group which will start in 2005. He and his wife Claire have been married 49 years and they have three sons and nine grandchildren. Marvin’s son, Joe, is one of the CTC Staff Associates.