Meet Margot Starbuck

Writing and Speaking
Margot (rhymes with Fargo) Starbuck is a freelance writer and speaker. She is the author of a virtual memoir, The Girl In The Orange Dress: Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail and Unsqueezed: Springing Free From Skinny Jeans, Nose Jobs, Highlights and Stilettos.

Margot is the Confessions Editor of Geez Magazine's "Sinner's Corner." (What could possibly be more wonderful than that fun thing?) In addition to writing for periodicals, Margot has contributed to several books. She is represented by Speak Up Speaker Services. She is also a member of AWSA, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Margot received her degree in art at Westmont College in 1991. She worked with Urban Promise ministry in Camden, New Jersey, before pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, which she earned in 1995.

Margot was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. For six years she worked as the Director of Spiritual Development at the Eastern Chldren's Retreat in Wyckoff, New Jersey, serving alongside women and men with learning disabilities. She also served Ponds Reformed Church of Oakland, New Jersey, as an interim pastor.

Margot is pretty convinced that embracing who we truly are - God's beloved - and behaving as if others are too - living love - (especially among the poor and marginalized) is who we're made to be. Reason: God's "I am for you" cannot be separated from God's "I am for her" and "I am for him."

Adopted as an infant, Margot was reunited with her birthmother at the age of 22. Today she enjoys relationships with her birthmother and her adoptive parents.

Margot lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Peter, and their three children. She serves as a volunteer hanging out with teens and adults who live with and without disabilities through Reality Ministries.

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