Martin and his wife Maddy are both dual nationals (Swiss and British). Martin went to school at Charterhouse and then spent a year at Guildford Tech before going on to study Chemistry at London University.

On gaining his degree he went on to become a European Patent Attorney as well as a Chartered Patent Attorney working inter alia for Sandoz AG in Basle, where he met his wife Maddy at the Anglican Church in Basel (also an ICS Church). 

They married in Switzerland in 1982 and have three grown up children, Jonny, Chris and Jeremy. Maddy and Martin moved back to the UK in 1994, when Martin was invited to head up the Group Patent Department at Reckitt and Colman. 

In 1999 he felt the call to the Anglican ministry and so resigned from Reckitt and Colman and went to Theological College at Wycliffe in Oxford until 2001. 

Since then he has served in 43 parishes, being Priest in Charge of eight parishes on Romney Marsh followed by fifteen in Leicestershire. At present he is the Vicar of the East Marshland Benefice (five parishes) in rural Norfolk where he has been since 2010.

Martin's great pride and joy is a Bernese Mountain Dog called Teddy and Maddy enjoys her sheep, ducks and chickens.