Pastor Spear was ordained in 1987 and retired in 2015 from South Church
in Peabody, Ma. as the Director of Children’s Ministries. She has also
served as interim pastor at Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy,
Ma. Prior to her service at Fort Square she served at the Litchfield
Community Church Presbyterian in NH as pastor for 12 years. In
retirement she is serving God as a member on the North Shore Young life
committee as well as her sense of call to fulfill her roll as
grandmother of four, helping her daughter Jill with the care of Hope
who was born 3 months premature. Hope is doing well and now
has a younger brother named Reed; and daughter Sandi with long distance
grandmothering, (St. Albans,Vt.) of Abby and Ella.
It was this sense of call that lead Martha and her husband to move from
the South Shore to the North Shore to be closer to their grandchildren,
and they now live in Peabody, Ma.
has been and continues to be very rewarding to see Abby, Ella, Hope and
Reed grow and learn. They are a joy to be with but she also feels God's
call to serve His Church in a more formal ministerial roll and is
delighted to have the opportunity to serve both God's Church and her
To learn more about
Martha click Statement of Faith and/or Faith Journey. Also please feel free to contact
her via EMail or Phone 978-587-2125.