Maren is a Cedar Rapids native. She graduated from Wartburg College in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations, and minors in Religion and Leadership. After college, she spent a year serving with Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Maren has been at Bethany since 2015, and enjoys serving on the Evangelism Committee, playing handbells, and helping with Vacation Bible School. Maren lives with her husband, Darin, and their two cats.