Pastor Martha Halls has served in interim ministry with congregations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois for the past 22 years, most recently at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago. Earlier she served congregations at Stewart and St. Joseph, Minnesota. She also taught courses in human identity and relationships and in family and marriage relationships at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a graduate of Bemidji State University and Luther Seminary.
Martha grew up on a farm near Brooten, Minnesota. She enjoys visits with her mom, who now lives in Glenwood. She likes working with others to achieve a common goal, finding and celebrating the gifts of those around her, organizing projects, space and people, laughing and finding the joy in life, and finding new ways to use things that have been discarded or underused. Her goal in ministry and in life is to preach and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by loving the people that God has put in her life.