I'm Martha Spong.
I’m an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC); my practice includes coaching individuals, groups, and leadership/staff teams across the United States and Canada. I coach for PCUSA organizations including NEXT Church, Hudson River Presbytery, and Synod of the Covenant.
I’m also an iEQ9 Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner; I coach clergy and church leaders and provide Enneagram training for church and judicatory staff and leaders.
I live and work in Mechanicsburg, PA, where I meet with the majority of my clients via Zoom.
Other Professional Experiences
Executive Director, RevGalBlogPals
(2013 – 2020)
As a co-founder and later the Executive Director, I led a non-profit ecumenical ministry that offered support and resources to clergy. In 2015 RevGalBlogPals received the United Church of Christ’s Antoinette Brown Catalyst Award for providing a provocative space that advances women in ministry.
United Church of Christ pastor
(2002 – 2016)
Before becoming a coach, I served United Church of Christ congregations of diverse size and situation, in Maine and Pennsylvania, as both a settled and intentional interim pastor.
The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle, editor. (Pilgrim Press, 2020)
Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), co-author with Rachel G. Hackenberg (Church Publishing, 2018)
There's a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments & the Healing Power of Humor, editor. (Skylight Paths, 2015)