Valerie Martin

Valerie Ann (Lynch) Martin was born in Newport, RI and was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Church. Valerie married Michael Martin in Trinity Church in 1975. They moved to Tiverton RI in 1981 and attended Holy Trinity Church. Upon moving to Middletown in 1987, the Martin family with children Christine and Michael Jr. began attending Emmanuel Church, She has stayed at Emmanuel since that time, even when moving to Bristol and then back to Tiverton, because she loves the people here.  Valerie has three grandchildren ages 25, 23 and 16. She and her husband Michael also have a beautiful Cavapoo named Teddy.

Valerie has served on the Vestry in multiple roles over the years – Junior Warden X 2, Treasurer X 3, Assistant Treasurer X 1, Vestry at Large and most recently as Clerk.  She served as the Chair of the Search Committee for a New Rector in 2009-2010, has Co-chaired the Stewardship Committee, was a member of the Forever Emmanuel Steering Committee and Chaired the Special Events Committee. Valerie serves as a Counter and is the Lead for the Ushers/Greeters. Most recently she has been named one of the four Trustees of Emmanuel Church.

Valerie is a retired nurse executive with over 36 years of leadership experience.  She looks forward to continuing to serve on the Vestry as Senior Warden.