Dave & Marlana Young

Since his very first mission trip as a teenager, Dave couldn’t escape the calling on his life. Most everything he did professionally would prepare him for his role with Global Ventures as the International Coordination Director. He even attended college for documentary film with the intention of using his skills to share his experiences with others. In 2013, he was asked to join Global Ventures to lead the ICT department and collaborate with the Creative/Media Team after years of volunteering on short-term mission trips.

In a similar way, Marlana couldn’t shake God’s plan for her life to minister the Gospel and train others to do the same! After 14 years as a missionary to Latin America, she joined Global Ventures in January of 2015 as a full-time missionary. Their passion is to spread the love of God to the farthest corners of the earth, and to enable others to be a part of this global impact, transforming the world with the Gospel.

They have two beautiful children, Bryson and Kaelyn and live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

Role at GV & Ministry Plans

Dave serves Global Ventures as the International Coordination Director and Marlana is the Director of the Mission Trips Department and they raise support to work on projects all over the world. This past year, they have worked in Ecuador, Albania, Peru, Zambia, Honduras and Thailand and in 2023 they will be working in Brazil, Peru, Romania and Bangladesh. Your support covers all our travel costs, setup trip expenses, missions projects in-country, and a portion of our salary for the year.

Day-to-day work at Global Ventures consists of managing the International Coordination Department which is the logistical arm of the organization consisting of planning humanitarian projects, corresponding with contacts, conducting set-up trips, and further developing pastoral and community relations around the world.

20 Years in Ministry in 27 Nations

Upcoming Projects: Thailand, Brazil, Peru, Romania and Bangladesh

2022 Fundraising Goal: $55,000

(This covers personal ministry expenses; all travel costs, and a portion toward some living expenses for the year.)


Please consider joining with Dave and Marlana as a partner, both financially and in prayer, as they continues to venture out, bringing the Hope of the Gospel to those in need!

Global Ventures is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Your giving will go directly towards ministry costs.