DIRECTOR OF PHD PROGRAM; ASSOCIATE ACADEMIC DEAN
Martine Audéoud grew up in a French family of four children with parents who very consistently and seriously taught them in the Christian faith. She grew up with the sense that she was going to serve the Lord full-time somehow and with the idea that as a grown-up woman, she would probably be able to do some secretarial work for a Christian agency or possibly also some translation work as she was good in languages. But the Lord decided otherwise! At the age of 23, she ended up in Eastern Congo (Zaire), teaching MK kids in the middle of the rain forest and learning Swahili. That was the beginning of a long and un-planned journey, with over 30 years in Africa and Haiti. Martine is married and, with her husband, adopted one child in Haiti and one child in Niger, West Africa. After having served for many years as Associate Director of the Masters and Doctoral Programs in Holistic Development and Transformational Leadership in a theological seminary in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, she has relocated to France to take care of her aging father and serves now – online – as the Associate Academic Dean and Ph.D. Program Director for Bakke Graduate University (www.bgu.edu). She is also an ordained pastor and has served with Mennonite Missions Network for many years
Her passion is to serve global Christian leaders to become increasingly empowered transformational leaders for Christ’s kingdom, serving Him creatively and joyfully.