Martha grew up in a house divided over basketball, but earned degrees from the competing universities: a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MA in Christian Practices from Duke Divinity. A life-long Episcopalian, Martha loves exploring the intersection of faith and popular culture, as well as tactile and tangible practices that can connect children, youth, and their families to faith at home and in their daily lives. Martha lives in Greenville NC with her husband Tucker and fluffy golden doodle Cotter. He has been formally blessed four times in a Blessing of the Animals service, and might say the church is his favorite doggie day care. In her spare time, Martha enjoys cooking, needlepointing, and all things Taylor Swift.