the Fields: a church without walls


Who We Support

photo of David and Diane Martinelli

David and Diane Martinelli National Coordinators, USA


David and Diane joined the staff of Cru independently after being significantly impacted by the ministry in college. David first served on staff at the University of South Dakota, then Iowa State, then as the Campus Director at the University of Illinois. Diane first served on staff at Sacramento State and then as an Associate Director at UCLA. They met and married in 1999 and then served together at the U of Illinois and then in Chicago as the City’s Metro Directors. Then for 9 years they moved to California to oversee Campus Crusade’s work on the West Coast. During these 9 years they served as National Directors in an area of more than 3 million college students (California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Las Vegas). They helped to oversee the more than 300 staff on these campuses.  Also, it is during this 9 year period that they got connected to The Fields where David served as an elder for 8 years.

David and Diane are currently in the middle of a transition.  David will now be the Executive National Director of the the US Campus Field Ministry for Cru (headquartered in Orlando, FL).  
Where the scope was previously more limited to just the Pacific Southwest, now they will be responsible for the whole Nation!  There are 20.3 million college students in the US.  They will help give leadership to the 3,800 staff across the county with the goal of reaching these students with the Gospel, building them in their faith, and sending them to reach the world.  They covet your prayers for this huge endeavor!

Spiritual Climate

College is often a time of renewed interest in spiritual matters. Young people must think through the faith of their parents and determine where they stand themselves. They are exposed to many new ideas and people of other faiths.


Prayer Needs

  • Please pray for the Martinelli family as they transition to a new role within Cru in Orlando, FL. 


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