Marta Gillilan Pastor
Marta grew up as a “Military Brat” and moved around quite a bit in her early childhood before her family settled in a small town in Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri- Columbia and received her degree in English Education. Marta has taught Language Arts in a variety of schools including 3 years in a Department of State school in Sofia, Bulgaria and in the Lee’s Summit School District. She became a Christian through a para-church ministry at Mizzou and has since been involved in ministry to some degree. After serving in Children’s Ministry and as a ruling Elder at Lakeland, Marta attended Fuller Seminary and received a Master’s in Global Leadership degree. Marta is married to Stephen (almost 22 years now!) and has a daughter Haley (20) and a son Nathan (17). Marta’s pastoral role includes: Small Groups, Fully Participating Membership process, welcoming ministries, equipping and developing and any other pastoral duties as assigned.
Steve and I took a trip to Australia after our first year of marriage. It was pretty much perfect- except for the getting seasick on a boat part…
The first Lakeland service in our current building.
I love to attend the theater. I prefer musical theater but plays and musical performances are great as well. I love to watch movies and have a recent penchant for documentaries. I like to be with my family as much as I can as they tend to be all going separate ways. But anything done with friends is my favorite thing to do. I like game or movie nights. I love playing “Trivia Crack” and yes- I still play “Words with Friends”.