Martha Spong is a United Church of Christ pastor, author, and ICF-accredited coach. She has served congregations of diverse size and situation, in Maine and Pennsylvania, as both a settled and intentional interim pastor.
A co-founder of RevGalBlogPals, she served as Executive Director from 2013-2020. Under her leadership, RevGalBlogPals received the United Church of Christ’s Antoinette Brown Catalyst Award for providing a provocative space that advances women in ministry. She received a grant from the Louisville Institute for her Pastoral Study Project, Sustaining Clergywomen: the Role of Online Community in Alleviating Isolation.
In her coaching practice, Martha works with individual clients, small clergy groups, and as a facilitator for NEXT Church’s coaching cohorts. In 2020, she became an iEQ9 Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner and offers individual Enneagram coaching as well as trainings for church staffs and leaders.
An author and editor, Martha has also written about ministry, preaching, and coaching for The Christian Century, The BTS Center, and Columbia Theological Center’s Columbia Connections, as well as for her own blog, Reflectionary. Martha is available to lead retreats and workshops for clergy and for churches on a range of topics.
Martha loves knitting, singing along with musicals, and cheering for the Washington Nationals. She lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her wife, who is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. They have four “hers and hers” children, two lively dogs, and one disgruntled cat.
My books have featured essays and poems written by me and other women faith leaders.
I’m a longtime blogger, seeking those places where life meets the lectionary. From time to time I share scripture reflections, prayers and liturgy.
I am an ICF-accredited coach and work with pastors and faith leaders of all denominations.