Martha Schmidt

Accountant Assistant

Martha Schmidt

office: 501-224-7171

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (where yes, I de-tasseled corn in the summers!)

What was your first job ever?

I worked in banking in Chicago for 21 years.

What do you enjoy most about your job at Fellowship?

I’m thrilled to again work in the finance area, where I have the most wonderful bosses in the city! Paperwork does not argue or complain, so my job is also wonderfully peaceful.

If you attended college, where did you go?

I graduated from Texas Christian University and then earned my MBA from Benedictine University in Chicago.

Tell us about your personal life! Family, hobbies, etc.

My husband and I have 5 children, ages 21 to 11. The oldest graduated from college, and the youngest has Down Syndrome so is still tackling Kindergarten work. Four out of five children were/are homeschooled, so I try to stay connected within the homeschool community by teaching a high school English course at one of the formal co-ops.

What’s your favorite food?

Is coffee considered a food??

When/how did you begin your relationship with Jesus Christ?

God pursued me relentlessly, but I didn’t stop running from Him until age 32. I realized I was literally killing myself in my efforts to escape my inner lack of peace; I had nowhere else to turn except upward.

What’s one thing about you that others would be surprised to know?

I’m actually an introvert. I “gear up” to be social when I need to be, but I require alone time to refuel.