A Family Affair

Working together to facilitate rest and Renewal

Franz and Kristie each decided ministry was a requirement in a prospective spouse . With a commitment to serve and minister to others still at the center of their relationship, they have been blessed to raise a family that works together as a team—complementing each other's strengths and weaknesses—for the good of the kingdom!

In establishing the Fully Equipped Oasis, their youngest son, Matthew, will be the only child still living in the home. So, while the team may be a little smaller than it was on the missional field, the family-ministry dynamic will be just as powerful for those families seeking rest and renewal!



Cofounder, The Fully Equipped Oasis


Mennonite farm boy gone global! Franz met Jesus when he was 17. Fascinated by missionaries visiting his home church, he went on a short-term mission trip as soon as possible.

With a BA in Intercultural Ministry and MA in Christian Counseling, his passion for missions has given opportunity to serve all over the globe.  Passion for Global Workers came through being one for so long. His hobbies are cooking, roller hockey, volleyball and learning about the world.

Key Verse

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

— PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13 


Kristie Martens

Cofounder, The Fully Equipped Oasis



Born into a Missionary family, Kristie met Jesus at a very early age. With so much exposure to the need for missionaries, she chose early in life to follow Christ into missions.

Having earned a B.A. in Multicultural Ministry, she understands clearly what goes into fulfilling the Great Commission. With a gift for hospitality, anyone who is fortunate enough to know her has experienced a special blessing.

When she is not hanging out with Franz and Matt her hobbies are helping Ladies with skincare and makeup, sitting on the beach and camping.

Key Verse

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

— JAMES 1:22-25



Franz & Kristie's Youngest Son



Having been born into a missionary family, Matthew met Jesus at a young age. Still in high school, he has many interests including music, acting, history, fashion and riding his unicycle.

Matthew is very excited about living in Germany and experiencing life in a third culture. A humble boy with a servant's heart, Matthew is integral to the ministry of the Fully Equipped Oasis.

Key Verse

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.