Darla was born and raised on a farm outside of Pettisville, Ohio. After checking out life in multiple states and foreign countries she came back here to marry a fellow Pettisville Blackbird, Mark Rupp, in 1997. They have two hilarious and busy sons, Aaron and Pete. Before the birth of their children, Mark and Darla served for almost 2 years in the Dominican Republic with Solid Rock Missions. Their family continues to love to travel and learn about new cultures, languages, and foods. Darla enjoys most anything that involves having fun with her family, their friends, good food, or being outside.
Darla splits her time between developing and overseeing the Samaritan Ministry, women's discipleship, and miscellaneous secretarial duties.