Dr. Martin Thielen

Before being appointed to Cookeville, Martin served Methodist churches in Monterey, Lebanon, and Brentwood. Before transferring to the United Methodist Church, Martin served the Southern Baptist Convention as a pastor, editor, consultant, author, and adjunct seminary professor. Martin holds a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate degrees, and is the author of six books and hundreds of articles. He and his wife Paula have two grown children, both of whom are school teachers.