Martha was born in Cedar Falls and spent many years of her youth on the Riverview campus grounds. She attended the University of Northern Iowa and went on to teach for 10 years. She has lived and worked in several states returning to Iowa to work for the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and to start several personal businesses. She was an owner of a private preschool, a new and used furniture store, advertising and marketing agency, and Tranquil Transitions a service company.
Martha gave her life to the Lord at age 11 and sincerely followed Christ’s path throughout her life. She has two daughters, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She loves Riverview and wants to see it reach as many people for the Lord as possible.