Fr. Ben Martin
Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Ordained a priest: February 20, 2020
Raised in Western New York State
Family: He is the second of four children.
Education: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, Congregation of St. Basil in Canada, University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein,
Experiences: Two years in Central America, Translator for the preparatory committee for the Eucharistic Congress, met both St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI and taught in Columbia.
Teaching: High school Latin, History and French in a Catholic School in northern California, high school Religion in Gaylord and World History and Government in Traverse City.