In 1980, Maria married Craig Garriott and relocated into Baltimore to plant Faith Christian Fellowship, a multi-ethnic, socio-economically diverse PCA church committed to building grace-filled disciples with a Christian community development engagement. Craig continues to serve the church as pastor. The church´s ministries have included vibrant children’s and youth ministries, a non-tuition-based school (Baltimore Christian School 1993-2011), and Pen Lucy Action Network with after-school tutoring and PLAN Arts Summer programs (1997-present). Craig completed a DMin in Urban Missions at Westminster Theological Seminary (1996) with project focus on Growing Reconciled Communities. Maria served as curriculum writer for an urban school reform program at Johns Hopkins University for twenty years and now and works with Parakaleo, a global ministry to church planting spouses. Maria is the author of A Thousand Resurrections: An Urban Spiritual Journey. Craig and Maria have five children and three grandchildren.