Marla Darius is a professional photographer at Marla’s Photography in nearby Cromwell, CT. A reNEW alumna, Marla is active in her church leadership, missions and outreach. Through church she has taught classes, been a speaker/encourager to women and moms, led Bible studies and marriage ministries, and was a CBS teacher then children’s director for many years. She wears many hats as the mother of five children, public school nurse, nurse consultant, administrative assistant to her husband Chip (President of Safety Priority Consultants, LLC) and medical missionary to developing countries. One of her favorite passions in photography is capturing fun and natural expressions in her missions work, clients and family. Her daughter, Abigail is one of reNEW's youngest writers and is currently working on several books with Christ-centered themes to interest young people and science fiction enthusiasts.