Martha Spong is a United Church of Christ pastor, author, and leadership coach. Her weekly e-mail, Reflectionary, offers preaching prompts and liturgy for the Revised Common Lectionary. She has served congregations of diverse size and situation, in Maine and Pennsylvania, as both a settled and intentional interim pastor.
About her book, Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), coauthored with Rachel Hackenberg, Meredith Gould writes, “With insight, gasp-generating honesty, and wit, Hackenberg and Spong help readers appreciate how every event, every interaction, and every feeling can become an opportunity to learn more about living a spiritual life.”
As Executive Director of RevGalBlogPals since 2013, Martha has emphasized ecumenical collaboration and created space for reflections on the intersection of faith and public life in a weekly feature, “The Pastoral is Political.” 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.
Martha loves knitting socks, 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 children, two lively dogs, and one disgruntled cat.