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Martha Spong is an author, a pastor, and a church leadership coach.

Her latest book, Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), coauthored with Rachel G. Hackenberg, explores what happens when you feel you have failed at faith, or the faith you have been taught has failed you, telling stories about illness, abuse, divorce, and coming out in conversation with scripture.

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 more than fifty clergywomen.

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. Martha lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her wife, who is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. They have four “hers and hers” children.