About Martha

Martha Spong is a United Church of Christ pastor and an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). In her coaching practice, Martha works with individual clients and small clergy groups. She also works with NEXT Church as a coach and antiracism facilitator. In 2020, she became an iEQ9 Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner and offers individual Enneagram coaching as well as trainings for church staffs and leaders.

A co-founder of RevGalBlogPals, she served as Executive Director from 2013-2020. Under her leadership, in 2015 RevGalBlogPals received the United Church of Christ’s Antoinette Brown Catalyst Award for providing a provocative space that advances women in ministry. She currently serves on the Antoinette Brown Society Leadership Team. In 2017, Martha received a grant from the Louisville Institute for her Pastoral Study Project, Sustaining Clergywomen: the Role of Online Community in Alleviating Isolation.

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 has served congregations of diverse size and situation, in Maine and Pennsylvania, as both a settled and intentional interim pastor. She loves knitting, singing along with musicals, and cheering for the Washington Nationals. Martha lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her wife, Kathryn Johnston, a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. They have four “hers and hers” children, a dear daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter, as well as three dogs and one slightly disgruntled cat.


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