Marvin Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras. In 1994, he felt called by God to become a missionary to the third country in the world with the most Hispanics after Mexico and Spain: the United States of America!
In the USA, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, senior pastor and church planter in assignments in New Orleans, Louisiana; El Paso, Texas; Miami, Florida; and more recently in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is a licensed minister with Mennonite Church USA. Marvin lives in Harrisonburg along with his wife, Mariana, with whom they have raised two children, Pablo (20) and Alexa (17).
Marvin currently works for Mennonite Mission Network as director for Discipleship Initiatives (MDI). In this role, Marvin functions as a coach for church leaders who are interested in developing a culture of intentional disciple-making within the local congregation. He challenges leaders and churches to go back to the relational roots of the Great Commission.
Marvin has a BS in management and organizational development from Eastern Mennonite University, a master of divinity (MDiv) from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and a doctorate of ministry (DMin) from Asbury Theological Seminary where he was a Beeson Scholar. His "ministry transformational project" (dissertation) title is "Missional Discipleship Initiative: Coaching Leaders to Develop a Discipling Culture within Hispanic Congregations part of Mennonite Church USA."