World Venture


Marilyn Escher is a “retired” WorldVenture worker, still on the job as a Global Resource Specialist, working to finish up the translation of the Bible into Wolof. Wolof is spoken by 5 million ethnic Wolofs in Senegal. Because of her age (77), mission leadership recommended she evacuate from the field temporarily.

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Scott Matson

Director of Mission

Scott was born in Washington and grew up in Minnesota before moving to Oregon at the ripe old age of eight. He graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2010 with his B.A. in Spanish. In May, 2020, he received his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Multnomah Seminary and is currently working on ordination. He and his wife Meridith married in 2017 and recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter. Scott loves drumming, scuba diving, languages, and church history.