The Reverend Martha Clementson
A native of Pennsylvania, Pastor Martha grew up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania where her father served as a Lutheran pastor. She is a graduate of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg.
Pastor Martha began her service at Grace in December, 2007. Along with Pastor Kevin, she provides leadership in worship, preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Pastor Martha relates to the Evangelism, Adult Education, Christian Education, and Worship Committees at Grace. She also works with the Personnel Committee.
Prior to arriving at Grace, she served for twenty years as Assistant to the Bishop in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In that role, she assisted a variety of congregations in times of transition, especially when they were exploring the focus of their ministry, or searching for a pastor or staff member, or struggling though a time of conflict. She served congregations and the synod in the areas of Congregational Life, Leadership Development and Candidacy. Pastor Martha served on the ELCA Evangelism Task Force and was a participant in the 2006 ELCA Ecumenical Visit to international church bodies in Geneva, Istanbul, Rome and London.
Pastor Martha and Pastor Kevin are parents of one daughter, Beth, who is a M.Div. student at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.