Martha is a ray of insight when it is needed, a (virtual) embrace of comfort when I’m discouraged, a word of challenge and focus when I am struggling to find direction. Martha’s approach is rooted in faithful dialogue. She intuitively navigates our conversations, posing questions and wonderings to help focus my vision and energy so that I can respond to the Spirit’s call on my life. She has a way of helping me see a situation “from the balcony”, while also helping me to strategize how to engage with issues on the ground.  The impact on my ministry and on my own growth as a differentiated leader has been significant. – D, a United Church of Christ pastor