While a student at PCB, Margaret met Rick Rineer, an MK (missionary kid) from East Africa. Rick and Margaret were married on July 31, 1976. They left for Kenya, East Africa in 1980, where they were dorm parents and teachers at Rift Valley Academy. In 1983 they returned to the States to pioneer Missionary Kids Ministry (MKM), a “Home Away from Home” for MKs in Hatfield, PA. During those years Margaret was also a pianist, Nursing Mothers Counselor for Hatfield, and she and Rick home schooled their children.
In 2002 they also became AIM’s MK Services Coordinators, overseeing AIM’s 200+ 18-25 years old MKs studying and working in the States while their parents served overseas. Rick and Margaret continued serving the Lord together until the Lord called Rick to Heaven on November 4, 2005, following a 13-month battle with cancer. Margaret continued to minister to MKs, then expanded her ministry to Missionary Kare Ministry, housing and debriefing missionary families in crisis. She has five precious children of her own, now age 23 to 39, three of whom are married, and she is Mimi to three precious grandchildren.