Youth for Christ in Germany is mourning their former National Director, Martin Homann, who died of cancer on March 23, 2016, at the age of 76 years. Martin Homann started as a Youth Evangelist in 1960 and held the office of National Director from 1972 to 1983. Following that he became a Member of the Board of Youth for Christ in Germany until 2003. For one year (2006) he was a Member of the Board of Youth for Christ International. Even after his retirement, he ministered in churches and did PR for Youth for Christ in Germany at the same time. During his time as Board Chair, Martin helped to lay the foundation for Youth for Christ in Hungary. He frequently ministered in Hungary, Romania, Brazil, and Argentina.