Born in Kansas City, Missouri , Marv and his brother were raised in nearby Liberty. He graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music, then attended Concordia, River Forest to earn his Master's Degree in Church Music. Marv and his wife, Chriss,have a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren. They have served congregations in Chicago, Cape Girardeau, MO, Des Plaines, IL, and Wisconsin Rapids. They are happy to be part of the St. Paul family.