Dr. Martin and Marie Dicke
Serving the Lord in Papua New Guinea
Dr. Martin and Marie Dicke serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Papua New Guinea. In this role, Martin teaches worship and music at Timothy Lutheran Seminary, Birip. Along with pastors and musicians of the Gutnius Lutheran Church, he works to update and develop additional worship resources for the church in the languages of the valley. He also leads workshops to help train musicians and worship leaders in various aspects of worship and music and partners with musicians of local churches in whatever ways he can. As time allows, he works with local Lutheran schools and their teachers to bring more music into their curriculums.
Martin was born and grew up on the mission field in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Ill., where he served as Cantor from 2002-2016. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from Concordia University, St. Paul (Minn.), a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Over the years, Martin has served as a choir director, organist, music director and cantor at churches and schools in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. He has been in church work his entire career as a musician. Martin’s hobbies include stamp collecting, editing/composing/arranging music and blogging on sacred music (jubalslyre.com).
Marie’s hometown is Bertha, Minn., and she is also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church,Peoria. She received a bachelor’s degree in vocal music from Bemidji State University, Bemidji,Minn. Besides raising her four children, Marie has worked as a choir director, a preschooldirector and taught piano and early childhood music classes. In her free time, Marie enjoyscooking, gardening and quilting for Lutheran World Relief.
Pray for Martin and Marie as they serve in Papua New Guinea. Ask God to give them strength as they transition to life overseas, learning the culture and the various languages. Pray that any language differences are overcome. Ask God to provide adequate housing for the missionaries on the Papua New Guinea field. Pray that the Holy Spirit moves more individuals to serve in Papua New Guinea. Pray for the Gutnius Lutheran Church, its members, its pastors and its leaders as they work together through the challenges and situations facing them, keeping their eyes fixed on God’s will and their hearts and minds rooted in God’s Holy Word. Let us give thanks that Martin and Marie are serving God’s children in this part of the world.
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- Martin - Jan. 13
- Marie - Feb. 6
- Wedding Anniversary: Dec. 16
- Home District: Central Illinois
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