Martha Spong is a writer, a pastor, and a clergy coach. Her new book, Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), coauthored with Rachel G. Hackenberg, will be published in May, 2018, by Church Publishing, Inc.
Martha is the Executive Director of RevGalBlogPals, an ecumenical ministry providing support and resources to clergywomen around the world and across and beyond denominations, and the editor of There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, a collection of essays by members of the RevGalBlogPals web ring.
Martha has a coaching practice focused on empowering clergywomen to meet their goals in leadership and life. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, she has served congregations of diverse size and situation as both a settled and intentional interim pastor, in Maine and Pennsylvania.
Her avocations include knitting socks, rooting for the Washington Nationals, and singing along with musicals. Martha lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her wife, who is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. They have four “hers and hers” children, from a 7th grader to three who have flown the nest for Los Angeles, Boston, and Tokushima, Japan.