Our mission is to HONOR and strengthen Iowa’s first responder and military marriages by providing relevant coaching, encouraging the development of community with one another, and rallying the support of the citizens of Iowa.

They guard our freedom and our families.
Let's help them guard their marriages.

As Iowans, we’re fortunate to wake up every day knowing we have dedicated first responders and military personnel ready to act on our behalf. They serve to protect our homes and properties. They’re first on the scene to treat us in emergencies. And many risk their lives defending our freedoms. But the daily pressures and risk they encounter can be an emotional roller coaster that may lead to acute stress, depression, anxiety and marital problems. It’s time to give back to those who’ve given so much to us.

Due to increased tragedies both locally and nationally, we've launched our Iowa First Responder and Military Marriage initiative to coach our heroes closest to home. Throughout the years, with our Honoring America's Heroes program, we’ve seen a similar need rise up in the marriages of the First Responders’ community (police, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers and volunteers) as we have with military couples.

In the fall of 2017, Barb and I conducted our inaugural Marriage Getaway for these heroic couples to equip, encourage and coach them in their marriages. We partnered with corporations, churches, families and fellow citizens to show our appreciation and offer the support these brave men and women deserve. The event was recorded for distribution to attendees as well as additional public service couples. The Getaway included a full day of marriage coaching by Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg, an overnight stay, entertainment by comedian Kenn Kington, outstanding meals, resources to strengthen their marriages, and gifts from community sponsors. 130 couples were served in 2017, 150 couples in 2018 and we’re excited to see it continue to grow.



We're poised to do it all again and host our third Impact Iowa 24-hour getaway in 2019.


Presenting Sponsor:

"As an organization, we hold family values in the highest regard, and that’s why we live by our motto: At Fareway, you’re family. This certainly extends to our first responders and military heroes, and their families, who make the sacrifice daily to protect us and secure our freedom. Fareway is proud to contribute to supporting our public service members, including sponsoring Impact Iowa."

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If you are an Iowa first responder or military couple and want to join our community, let us know! We'll keep you in the loop with information regarding future events, webinars, and social media connection. Email to get started.

Click the image above, to watch a slideshow of our 2018 September Getaway.


Dr. Gary Rosberg and his wife Barb have identified a significant need as it relates to healthy relationships for those serving in the military and public safety fields. America’s Family Coaches answered the calling and took on the unique challenge of addressing this issue within a category of servants that can be somewhat difficult to reach.

Those who dedicate their lives to serving others often times overlook their own personal needs. Dr. Rosberg and Barb have taken it upon themselves to step in this very important gap, and provide a service that ensures that we can be the best we can be, both personally and professionally.

It’s humbling to think that there are individuals who are thoughtful, spiritual, experienced, and willing to take it upon themselves to ‘serve those who serve’ in such an impactful way. Dr. Rosberg and Barb certainly fall within this rare category, and those of us in the public safety fields cannot thank them enough.
— Chief Dana Wingert, Des Moines Police Department

Gary and Barb’s support and guidance will give you and your military spouse the framework and tools you need to help your marriage endure and thrive—despite the unique challenges you face in your respective career fields.
— Military Couple

A marriage involving one or more first responders has its own unique challenges. Having a time and place dedicated to helping us learn what God has in store for us is amazing!
— Police Captain & Dispatch Supervisor

Awesome principals, practical advice, great content and a lot of fun.
— Wife of Deputy Fire Chief

The thing we like best about Gary and Barb is they give you concrete tools you can go home and instantly put into practice. They’ve just got a genuine heart for our occupations and what we do.
— Military Couple

There are a lot of marriage conferences out there. I’m excited about this one because it’s bringing like minds together to really focus on specific areas.
— Wife of Police Chief

“I need help.” It is almost impossible to get a cop to say those 3 words. You can’t be in public safety: law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatching, military and carry the weight of that career by yourself.
— Police Sergeant