The Common Good

Martin Witchger

Mobilizing Assistant

Martín was born in southwest Florida, near beaches and swamps, and between tomato fields and orange groves. While he was still a boy, Martín’s family left the sub-tropics and moved to the temperate plains of the Midwest. After growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, he went to Washington University in St. Louis and earned degrees in environmental studies and anthropology. Drawing on his passion for the whole earth community, throughout college Martín worked with various environmental advocacy organizations fighting for a cleaner, more sustainable and carbon-free future.  

Upon graduating in 2011, he spent a year in Milwaukee working at the Urban Ecology Center as a volunteer with the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps. There he enjoyed gardening and cooking with children, and exploring the broader world of plants and animals, hiking and canoeing, and much more with families in the city. He is also deeply grateful for that year of living in intentional community with other full-time volunteers, an experience that fostered incredible personal and relational growth. 

Martín is excited to be here in Washington, DC and to be part of the Sojourners staff community.  He looks forward to engaging people of faith around the country and mobilizing them to act on issues of peace and justice to continue building the kingdom of God here on earth.

Blog Posts by Martin Witchger

Posted by Martin Witchger 44 weeks 4 hours ago
If there was ever a fear that the church is splintered, apathetic or dull, the passion and unity on display at the “Why We Can’t Wait” May Revival on Pentecost Sunday earlier this month...
Posted by Martin Witchger 1 year 5 weeks ago
It’s been 50 years since several significant events of the civil rights movement of the 1960s occurred, yet our society is still plagued with systemic racism. It’s been almost 150 years since we...
Posted by Martin Witchger 1 year 7 weeks ago
I’ve been asked several times in the last year or so, “How is it living in community?” Well, you see, that’s not a question to take lightly. Describing living in community takes more than just a...
Posted by Martin Witchger 1 year 16 weeks ago
“The Little Drummer Boy” tells a wonderful short story of a poor boy who feels he has no gift to give to the baby Jesus. In spite of his lack of gifts, he offers to play his drum for him, to the...
Posted by Martin Witchger 1 year 21 weeks ago
Midway through his nationwide, one-month Do The Math tour, Bill McKibben — author, environmental activist, and founder of 350.org — attracted a crowd that packed the Warner Theater in downtown...