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Cynthia J. Martens

Director of Marketing

Cynthia Martens is currently the Director of Marketing and has been on staff at Sojourners since 1995. Cindy moved to the Washington area in 1975 and considers DC her home. She attended Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University, studying design and business administration.

Cindy is a co-pastor of Festival Church, a small, ecumenical faith community that was birthed out of Church of the Saviour, and part of confederation of churches that have created hundreds of local missions, mainly in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Her interests include travel, music, theater, reading (biographies and mysteries), cooking, crosswords, and of course increasing the readership of Sojourners magazine.

Blog Posts by Cynthia J. Martens

Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 42 weeks 8 hours ago
I’ve been thinking about what it means to be chosen, and conversely how we choose to be chosen. I’ve also been thinking about life, death, choices, and what happens to us after our earthly body dies...
Posted by Martin Witchger, Janelle Tupper, Cynthia J. Martens 1 year 48 weeks ago
On Saturday, Sojourners sent a group of staff members sailing down the Anacostia River.But this was no pleasure trip.Dottie Yunger, from the Anacostia Watershed Society, teamed up with...
Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 2 years 23 weeks ago
Sharing stories of my own mother and the ways she taught and encouraged me feels like the best way to honor her on Mother's Day. To this day when I am thinking of expressing an uncharitable thought I...

Articles by Cynthia J. Martens

"Death sucks." Five years ago this was the opening of a eulogy by a minister for a mutual friend who died tragically.

The attempt to capture Dorothy Day on screen.