Christian Emergency Network
National Administration Officer
Current Role: CEN Advisor/City Leader
Mary Marr, Founder and President of Christian Emergency Network (CEN), was called to establish the CEN ministry after being gripped by the needs within the body of Christ to respond after 911 and after surviving several near death experiences personally. Her background as a successful public school teacher, career education administrator, author of the State of Michigan Guidelines for Career Education, and her experience serving with the staff of a mega-church in Michigan all helped her give guidance to laying the foundation of the national CEN ministry.
Since CEN was founded in October 2011, Mary has lead the charge for the Church to be 'aware' of the times; to be 'ready' spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically; and to be 'there' as Christ followers with the Gospel in emergencies large and small. Mary initiated the CEN ministry by working with ten national ministries who understood the urgent need for greater collaboration, education, and communication in biblical readiness and response to crisis within the Christian community.
While living in Michigan she was approached to host a one-hour call in Christian radio program Outreach Alert produced by the Family Life Radio Network which later became a nationally syndicated daily radio program heard on over 1000 radio outlets for ten years. Mary continues to use her voice and passion for biblical readiness to rally the Church nationwide through training, speaking, and as a frequent guest on national Christian radio networks.
Recognizing the urgent need for the Church in these uncertain times to be equipped to self-organize and mobilize locally "for such a time as this", Mary authored CEN's three core biblical readiness and response trainings: ReadyChristian, ReadyChurch and ReadyCity. She has also authored Lighting the Way-a 90 Day Guide to Sharing your Faith and has had articles published in Decision magazine, The Lighthouse Devotional, and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) publications. Rutgers Homeland Security Faith-based Institute invited Mary to present her publication: "The State of Christian Security - Gobal and Domestic" to law enforcement officials worldwide.
In her role as CEN President, Mary is active in the Mission America Coaltion, National Religious Broadcasters, and serves in an ongoing capacity on the Department of Homeland Security HSAC Faith-based Security and Communications Committee.
As CEN's national Administrator, Mary works closely with an all-volunteer team of CEN national advisors and provides ministry direction during CEN activations.
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