Director of Evangelization and Development
Martin (Marty) Matulia is our Director of Evangelization and Development. He and his wife Melinda have been married for 26 years and are blessed with three adult age sons, Mitchell, Joe, and Philip. Melinda and Marty live very close to our home office in Kingwood.
Marty is a “cradle Catholic” who grew up in Maryland during his formative years. He received an Honors Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy and Religion from Radford University (Va.) in 1991. He spent one year in religious formation with the Order of St. Augustine (Augustinians) where he studied Theology. Upon leaving the Augustinians, Marty received a Master’s Degree in Politics from the University of Dallas in 1994. He and his wife Melinda were married in Dallas in 1993, and then moved back to Maryland for eight years upon his graduation from U.D.
During this time of raising his family in Maryland, Marty served as a Theology teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach at St. Vincent Pallotti H.S. in Laurel, MD., and served as the Campus Minister, theology teacher, and a baseball coach at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore.
Upon returning to Melinda’s home state of Texas in 2002, Marty served sixteen years as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas High School in Houston. He also has taught in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s “Formation Toward Christian Ministry” catechetical program for the past 17 years. Marty also served on the Board of Directors of Magnificat Houses in Houston for five years, and served as the Chairman of the Board for two years.
After 24 years of ministry, teaching, and coaching, Marty began to explore a new career in Catholic non-profit ministry and development. After pursuing educational opportunities at Rice University’s Glasscock School-Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and professional Development work with the St. John Paul II Foundation, Mr. Matulia is excited about bringing his expertise in Catholic ministry, institutional organization and Development, and his passion for Catholic evangelization to Fullness of Truth!