Orlando, Florida
Phone: 352-242-2437
Email: martha@uujusticefl.org

Martha Harnit HartgeringI 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 Cross volunteer.