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M-DAT Virtual Team Grows

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Meet our Newest Staff Member and Board Member

We try to add a new part-time worker each year. This helps us better serve mission organizations and tens of thousands of individuals looking for ways to be involved in God’s great worldwide kingdom. As a result the M-DAT team now numbers one full-time staff member and four part-time workers plus six regular contractors who serve us through their specialized skills. Members of our team live in five US states plus three additional countries!

Most of what we do has flexible hours. This has helped our team grow to include several moms with kids at home who want to use their skills and earn some money while contributing to the church worldwide.

The next position we’d like to fill is an administrative assistant for David.That’s a bit of a puzzler. Will you pray with us about how to pursue it?

Marketing and Sales

Our newest team member is Rebecca Skinner. Rebecca is no stranger to the mission world, having grown up as a missionary kid in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Now she’s the mother of two boys living in St. Louis.

Rebecca serves through sales and marketing. She helps mission agencies and outreach ministries learn about the unique services we offer and helps youth and adults in the English-speaking countries connect with the many great opportunities available. She’s working with our Facebook initiatives, calling mission agencies, and helping us sharpen our strategies for getting the word out. Welcome, Rebecca!

New Member of the Board

Our Board of Directors is also growing. The Board constantly tries to bring on new members who will deepen and broaden our expertise and networks so as to help M-DAT grow and better serve those desiring to be involved in missions.

We are delighted to welcome Caleb Sylvester as our newest board member. Caleb is a Digital Strategist for Levatas, creatively mixing marketing and digital technologies to propel their clients forward in the marketplace. We are already benefiting from his questions and observations. Thanks, Caleb!

Meet the M-DAT Team

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Rebecca Skinner

Rebecca Skinner, a long time friend of M-DAT’s ministry, has joined our team to provide marketing and advertising services.
She is always looking for new ways to get the word out and fund our various websites and newsletters all geared towards helping people take the next step in missions.

Becky grew up in Central and South America. She holds a degree in Children and Family Studies from John Brown University. Her previous work experience includes time at the Association of Christian Schools International, Kids Hope United, and Simplified Living Solutions. She and her family live in St. Louis where she serves on the Global Outreach team at Rooftop Church.

Meet the Team: Marti Wade

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Marti Wade is the Content Manager for M-DAT’s websites and publications. She finds and creates articles for the web services and newsletters associated with,, and

Marti has been working in missions full-time since the mid-1990s and also serves with the mission agency Pioneers. Marti works from her home in South Carolina. She is married to Chris and they have a son and daughter in college.

» Read more about M-DAT team.

Meet the M-DAT Team

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

David Armstrong co-founded M-DAT and is now the Executive Director. Previously he served as short-term mission coordinator at OC International. David, his wife Mary, and their family also spent 15 years in Colombia and Guatemala as field missionaries with OC International. The Armstrongs have three grown children and six grandchildren. David serves on the steering committee for Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.

David and Mary have relocated to St. Louis, Missouri this summer (see below). If you’d like to hear from them on a more personal level, please sign up to receive their (paper) newsletters.

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