The city of Vienna, Austria, was home to Marla as a child, where she grew up as the daughter of missionaries. She met her husband, Daniel, at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Daniel has founded two companies, and he enjoys his work as residential designer, builder, and inventor. Marla is involved in PTO, volunteering at the local elementary school, and bookkeeping for one of their businesses. For several years, Marla taught German at Grace College, and then worked at Zimmer until Miriam was born.
After exploring many different ways of becoming parents, Miriam came into Daniel and Marla’s lives as a newborn through adoption. Miriam has taught them so much about life, priorities, and about God’s unending and patient love for his creation.
Marla feels honored to be part of the Lost Sparrows family.