Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

Continuing the work of Jesus.  Peacefully.  Simply.  Together.

Pastor Tim and Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin


Donna and Tim Ritchey Martin came to Grossnickle in August of 1999 from Illinios.  They brought with them two sons, Ben and Jon, who have since graduated from Middletown High School.

Donna grew up in Indiana, graduating from Manchester College there.  Tim grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and then Orlando, Florida.  He graduated from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia.  They married while attending Bethany Seminary near Chicago and graduated together in 1981.  They were ordained the following year.

Tim and Donna shared two pastorates in Illinois, in Franklin Grove for 8 years and Mt. Morris for 10.  Now they appreciate the people and beauty of our part of Maryland.  They enjoy exploring the wonder of God's creation, traveling and tent-camping.  Tim will talk with anyone about football or baseball or basketball or....   Donna enjoys crocheting while ESPN is on TV.

Their most favorite part of pastoral work is watching people grow in the knowledge and love of Christ and the Church, and then being able to share those blessings with others.

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