Martha is the daughter of career missionaries who spent thirty years in India. She grew up there and returned to the U.S. to attend Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where she graduated with a B.S. in psychology. She lived for over twenty years in Claremont, California, where she worked as the Bookkeeper and Publications Director for Claremont United Church of Christ, Congregational for 19 years. After a short time living in Ohio where she received her Master’s Degree in Theological Studies, Martha has come to live and work in Pleasant Hill where she can be near her parents who are residents of Uplands Village. She is a third generation Uplander, having had her grandparents and parents both living in the community.