230 NE Ninth Street Bend, Oregon 97701  541.382.4401

Marla Polenz

I’m at First Presbyterian because as unusual as it may be in our digitally connected world, I responded to an employment ad in the Bend Bulletin. Having been a full-time mom for nine years before discovering First Presbyterian, I never imagined my marketing and public relations career restarting at a church. But, the people, the work of this church and the challenges offered reeled me in.

I have a bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in marketing and advertising from Portland State University. After college I was an office manager, graphic design assistant, marketing assistant, marketing manager, public relations counselor and wholesale bakery owner. I loved my work but loved most of all the day I became a full-time mom to my daughter in the fall of 2003.

I love camping with family and friends, going on long solo bike rides, walking any beach on the Oregon Coast, baking pastries, coaching my daughter and her friends, sitting in our backyard by the fire with family and friends, a great glass of wine and kids running everywhere laughing and playing. I love travel, be it international or a great road trip here in the states and most of all, I love being home with my family; having a good talk, a good laugh and listening to my daughter learn to play her guitar.

You can reach Marla @ [email protected].