Week One June 26 - July 2, 2016

The Rev. Martha K. Spong

Martha is a United Church of Christ pastor and the Executive Director of RevGalBlogPals, an ecumenical ministry with a mission of creating community, providing resources, and amplifying the voices of clergywomen around the world. In 2015 at General Synod, Martha received the Antoinette Brown Catalyst Award on behalf of RevGalBlogPals, for providing a provocative space that advances women in ministry. She will be a keynoter at the inaugural UCC Clergywomen Leadership Conference in 2016.

Martha is a contributor to and editor of an anthology of essays and prayers by RevGal bloggers, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015).

A Virginia native, she has served churches of diverse size and situation in Maine and Pennsylvania as both a settled and intentional interim pastor, and currently serves as a half-time interim. She lives in Mechanicsburg, PA, with her Presbyterian pastor spouse, Kathryn Johnston. They have four children, two cats, and an enthusiastic Lab mix named Teddy. In her down time, Martha knits (socks, mostly), and follows the Washington Nationals.