Martha Harnit Hartgering
I was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. I graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston and
received a master’s degree in Industrial Relations at West Virginia University a few years later.
I taught elementary school in Virginia, lived briefly in Colorado, then moved to Florida. During all my moves,
I worked in commercial property management, then returned to school to earn a BS in Nursing at UCF. As a
nurse I worked in public health outreach and elder care.
I met John, my husband, 4 years ago and he introduced me to the First Unitarian Church of Orlando and to Unitarian Universalism. As new
members, we both became involved in many church activities. I soon realized that the Social Justice group was taking up most of my time.
The concept of “faith in action” resonates with me and brings a positive and reflective attitude to working for change.
I am involved in activities through the church in the Orlando community. Recently I became the Coordinator of the Northeast Cluster. This
winter I started tutoring adult learners so that they can pass the GED and/or the citizenship exam near my home. In addition, I am a Red
Martha’s liaison congregations are:
Orlando (First Unitarian)