Mike and Marla have been a part of Liberty since 2004. Both were raised in homes by parents who taught them to love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength—Marla in Iowa and Mike right here in St. Charles. They met in Christiansburg, Virginia at LIFE Bible College East where they both earned Bachelors Degrees in Theology. After graduation they moved to Madison, Wisconsin (No, that is not how their oldest daughter got her name!) to be youth leaders.
Realizing that their passion was to serve the body in a different capacity other than direct leadership, they stepped out of that position and found themselves moving back to the St. Louis area. It was then that God brought them to Liberty and allowed Mike to earn an AAS Degree in Computer Networking and CCNA Certification while growing their family from three to five over the next few years.
In the church Mike has served as worship leader, Audio/Video coordinator, and currently functions as the Technology Administrator. Marla works at home raising their three children—Madison, Riley, and Elijah—and enjoys homeschooling them.
Mike and Marla have both run several 5k’s and two half-marathons, and they love to grill anytime there is weather—good, bad, or otherwise! And along with their children, they are avid Cardinals fans.