At 15 years old, Marlea accepted Christ at a church summer camp. Since giving her life to Jesus, she has been amazed by the transforming and amazing grace of the gospel. Christ took her family from dark places into such beautiful light. Marlea’s family was baptized together at an Easter service when she was in high school. 

Marlea grew up in Southern California, brought to Northern California to pursue higher education. During college, she was involve in many leadership programs, as well as, being a part of the University Choir and Orchestra. After graduating from William Jessup University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal studies with a minor in Bible and Theology, Marlea answered the call to ministry in the local church.  She spent 3 years working at a Christian summer camp and fell in love with the joy and humor that comes with hanging out with teens. Marlea hopes to bring the same truth and hope to teens that she experienced through the church at the age of 15. 

While at William Jessup University Marlea met her best friend and lifelong teammate, Chris Hatch. Marlea and Chris recently got married and are living in Roseville.

Her favorite memory with BreakPointe youth is a splash attack between two rafts over a package of cookies during a rafting trip, a couple kids even jumped overboard.