Rev. Martha R. Jacobs, BCC is the author of A Clergy Guide to End of Life Issues, a new book that has received excellent reviews and is being widely used by seminarians, Clinical Pastoral Education supervisors, local clergy and laypeople. She is the Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church in Chappaqua, New York and works as a per diem chaplain at NY Presbyterian Hospital. She is also an adjunct professor at New York Theological Seminary and coordinates the Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care for Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors and Directors of Pastoral Care. Martha was the founding managing editor of PlainViews, a position she held for eight years. Prior to that position, she was director of pastoral care at New York United Hospital in Port Chester, New York. An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, she is the past-president of the New York Metropolitan Association of the UCC, and of the UCC Professional Chaplains and Counselors, the national association for UCC chaplains. She is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. In 2010, Martha received the APC’s highest award, The Anton Boisen Professional Service Award, for demonstrating a commitment to excellence in professional chaplaincy and making unique contributions to contemporary pastoral care. She has been a long-standing member of The Riverside Church in the City of New York, where she sang in the Chancel Choir. She assists in worship when she is able.