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Ray Ivan Martin

Ray Ivan Martin, American family counselor, minister. Professional hypnotherapist; certified consultant; ordained to ministry United Methodist Church. Danielson Pastoral Counseling Center fellow Boston University, 1958-1959; recipient Award of Honor, Clarinda Mental Health Clinic, Des Moines, 1969-1972.


  • Martin, Ray Ivan was born on August 28, 1930 in Rock Port, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles Beck and Ivan Leah (Baker) Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Simpson College, 1955. STB, Master of Theology, Boston University, 1957. Doctor of Theology, Boston University, 1968.


    • Pastor 1st Methodist Church, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, 1960-1967, minister of counseling Des Moines, 1967-1972. Director, founder Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 1972-1976. Owner, director Care & Counseling, Des Moines, since 1976.

      Fellow, consultant New England Academy Hypnosis, Beverly, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Professional hypnotherapist. Certified consultant. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    President Highland Park-Des Moines Business Club, 1985-1986. Member American Academy Family Mediators, American Association Professional Hypnotherapists (professional).



    Smallcraft woodworking, reading, sailing, motorcycling, trailoring.


    • Married Mary Ann Wisecup, June 19, 1955. Children: Craig Thomas, Cynthia Rae, Ivan Arthur, Clinton John.
    • father: Charles Beck Martin
    • mother: Ivan Leah (Baker) Martin
    • spouse: Mary Ann Wisecup
    • children: Craig Thomas Martin
    • Cynthia Rae Martin
    • Ivan Arthur Martin
    • Clinton John Martin
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    Born August 28, 1930
    • 1955
      Simpson College
    • 1957
      Master of Theology
    • 1968
      Boston University
    • 1960 - 1967
      Pastor 1st Methodist Church
      North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      director, engineering Center
    • 1972 - 1976
      founder Des Moines Pastoral Counsel, engineering Center
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