Martha Ackerman is the co-author of Create: New Beginnings®, a restorative art program for women everywhere. Martha, along with fine artist Steph Segel, originally developed Create: New Beginnings as a program of Prison Fellowship for women who live in prison. Create: New Beginnings is a 10-part series designed to unpack topics such as shame, forgiveness, and self-doubt in a safe environment, using art as the tool to share the Gospel of Jesus and foster discussion with women.
Martha is the wife of James Ackerman and the mother of two adult children, Holden and Lily. She is an artist who divides her time between South Carolina and New York City with her husband. Her experience in fashion and design started when she began working as a Ford model in the heart of the fashion industry in New York City. She developed her own jewelry line from an in-home studio. Her jewelry has been featured in Four Seasons Resorts and many high-end specialty boutiques across America. Currently, Martha enjoys working in her studio primarily for private clients. She works precisely on each piece one by one and hand-designs every intricate feature. Born and raised in Michigan, Martha holds a degree in business from the University of South Florida.