Ginger was born and raised in Missouri. She has been married to Gary Mathes since 1983. She graduated from Missouri State University. Some of Ginger's favorite activities are spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography and running. Ginger and Gary have two grown children. Their daughter, Nicki, and her husband Jaron, along with their daughters Noelia and Evalie, are missionaries to Nicaragua. Their son, Luke, recently married Tara. Gary works for the Missouri Baptist Convention as the Pastoral Ministries specialist.