Martha was born in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas and graduated from Booker T in the Visual Art cluster. Her father was a Presbyterian minister, and she spent her childhood at Trinity Presbyterian. Martha grew up in Trinity, where she was also ordained as an Elder. She left Dallas for a few years to get her BA from Barnard College in New York City. Most of Martha’s work life has been in non-profit administration and event coordinating, but she has spent the past 15 years or so raising her daughters and helping in their schools and serving FPC. She still lives in Oak Cliff, with her husband of almost 20 years - Kelly - and daughters Lila (15) and Joy (12). They have a dog named Folly (3), and her family likes taking trips and entertaining their friends. Martha has two brothers and a sister, two of whom (Nancy and George) also attend FPC. She likes to read and knit a lot.
Martha has been a member of FPC since about 2003, and has served in many capacities. Martha attends and sometimes substitute teaches for the Thomas Forum Sunday School class, as well as many small discussion groups over the years. She has served our Children's ministry by volunteering for lots of summers of Vacation Bible Schools and Grace Day Camps, and almost all of the Family Mission Trips. Martha has served our Youth ministry by teaching Sunday School, and has gone on many trips and over-nights. She has served on an Elder Nominating Committee, and had several roles with our Presbyterian Women. Right this minute, Martha loves leading a Lenten discussion group, serving as a Stephen Minister, and likes helping Josh make our PAC feel more like a worship space. Martha is honored for the chance to serve on this committee.