Dr. Martin Weber, editor of OUTLOOK magazine and director of communication for the Mid-America Union Conference (MAUC) for the past eight years has chosen to retire after 41 years of full-time denominational ministry.
Weber began his career with independent Adventist ministries before transitioning into evangelism and pastoral work in the 1970s. In 1983 he was invited to work with the Voice of Prophecy, and in 1985 he became assistant to the director/speaker for It Is Written. During his tenure there he wrote or edited over 100 telecasts and answered more than 8,000 letters from viewers seeking biblical information.
During the early 1990s, Weber served as associate editor for Ministry magazine and as a member of the General Conference Ministerial Association. He was also a member of the Presidents’ Council and the General Conference Executive Committee. His extensive speaking appointments took him to 44 states, five Canadian provinces and five continents.
Additionally, Dr. Weber has been an adjunct professor at multiple Adventist colleges, a member of the International Police Chaplains Association (serving 12 agencies from the local to the federal level), and volunteer chairman for The Hope of Survivors, an international, non-denominational organization supporting victims of clergy sexual abuse. He has also authored numerous books and articles.
Elder Tom Lemon, MAUC president, said, “I have experienced Elder Weber as a deeply sincere and highly committed church leader. I appreciate his commitment to the church even as he has fearlessly pointed out opportunities for the church to be more like her master, Jesus Christ. We wish Martin and Darlene every blessing from heaven as they begin a new adventure.”
Weber has recently accepted an invitation to become the Seventh-day Adventist product manager for Logos Research Systems, a producer of Bible software and digitized Christian books. “It will not be a rusty retirement for my wife Darlene and me as we move to Bellingham, Washington,” said Weber. “It will be exciting as well as challenging to represent our beloved church in coordinating the production and dissemination of e-books written by Adventists and for Adventists—and for the wider Christian market. God has entrusted Seventh-day Adventists with a unique and inspiring last-day message. Please pray that I will communicate His grace and truth with a balance of courage and prudence in my new venue.”