David Armstrong co-founded M-DAT and is now the Executive Director. Previously he served as short-term mission coordinator at OC International. David, his wife Mary, and their family also spent 15 years in Colombia and Guatemala as field missionaries with OC International. The Armstrongs have three grown children and six grandchildren. David serves on the steering committee for Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.
Dani Cypert serves as M-DAT’s Customer Care Provider and works part-time from her home in Northwest Arkansas. She loves both helping ministries learn to promote their trips well and helping people find the mission trip that’s right for them. The Cyperts are a very mission-minded family. Dani and her husband, a pastor, have a daughter in high school and a son in college, and are blessed and encouraged that both of them are pursing ministry.
Marti Wade is the Content Manager for M-DAT’s websites and publications, working part-time from her home in South Carolina to find and create articles and other content for our web services and the newsletters associated with AskaMissionary.com, ShortTermMissions.com, and Propel.mdat.org. Marti has been working in missions full-time since the mid-1990s and also serves with the mission agency Pioneers. Marti is married to Chris and they have a son and daughter in college.
Mary Armstrong serves as M-DAT’s bookkeeper. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, served with Youth for Christ in high school, then attended Multnomah School of the Bible and Biola University. Mary has served beside her husband for nearly 45 years, focusing primarily on family life, interaction with neighbors, and serving in various children's and women's ministries. Most recently she has taught both Spanish and ESL classes. Getting into the age of computers has all but eliminated Mary’s longstanding and extensive hobby of letter writing.
Rebecca Skinner provides the marketing and advertising arm for M-DAT. She is always looking for new ways to get the word out and fund our various websites and newsletters all geared towards helping people take the next step in missions. Rebecca grew up in central and South America and holds a degree in Children and Family Studies from John Brown University. Her previous work experience includes time at the Association of Christian Schools International, Kids Hope United and Simplified Living Solutions. She and her family live in St. Louis where she serves on the Global Outreach team of Rooftop Church.
Donna Williams serves as M-DAT’s social media consultant. She researches and creates eye-catching missions material for our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Donna writes from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s been creating content (blogs, social media, websites, and print) for various clients for the last 15 years.