Pastors Marti and Travis Stanley have served the Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since June of 2014, moving here from West Texas where they each served two different congregations. They’ve been married since 2002, and have three children, Taylor, Finn, and Oliver. Pastor Marti grew up in Alabama and Pastor Travis grew up in Florida, but they love Iowa and the Midwest, a place they are proud to call home.

Our pastors are laid-back and progressive-thinking. They don’t claim to have all the answers, but are always willing to ask questions, listen, and help church and community members with whatever is needed. They are glad to sit and talk with you about faith and life anytime you are in need, and do not care if you’re a member of the church or not. They are also available to perform weddings–church membership is not required.

Marti Stanley

Born and raised in Alabama, you’ll frequently hear the word “y’all” come from her lips. For Marti, church is a communal experience where we all gather and participate. We gather together, as a community, to laugh and talk about life. We gather together, as a community, to cry and mourn. We gather together, as a…