Marvin was born and raised in a tiny village community of 350 people in Germany. The trajectory of his life changed completely when he decided to follow Jesus as a teenager. He started working in IT when he was 16 before becoming a missionary with Operation Mobilization ( This journey took him to more than 15 countries in an eight-year time frame.

In one of those places, England, he met his beautiful wife, Meagan (originally from Arlington, TX). They got married about 20 months later. God surprised them with a miracle baby in their first year of marriage, their daughter, Vida. 2015, they moved from England to Germany, where they continued their mission work. In 2018, their son Eli was born. While living in Germany, Marvin went to Bible College and worked as a Youth Minister. In 2020, the Schaefer’s followed God’s call to move to Texas to be part of Fielder. At the end of 2022, the Lord called them to start the process of bringing a child into their home through international adoption. You can learn more about their journey here.

Marvin loves spending time with his family, hiking, video and board games, learning about other cultures, and soccer! Marvin loves helping people in their journey to become disciple-making disciples.

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