Margot Starbuck

Margot Starbuck

Margot Starbuck, author and speaker, is passionate about communicating that God is with us and for us in the person of Jesus. She majored in art at Westmont College and received her MDiv from Princeton Seminary. Margot is ordained in the Presbyterian Church.

Her first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching For a Father Who Does Not Fail, was awarded the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association's best nonfiction book of the year for 2011. She's also the author of Unsqueezed, Small Things With Great Love and Permission Granted. Margot is represented by WordServe Literary and is a member of Redbud Writer's Guild. She's the confessions editor for Geez Magazine's Sinner's Corner and she blogs for Red Letter Christians & other outlets.

Margot enjoys connecting with audiences on campuses and at conferences, retreats and festivals. Some clients include Messiah College, Wheaton College Center for the Application of Christian Ethics, Friends University, MOPs International, Urban Promise Ministry Summit and Lifest.

Margot lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina, in a neighborhood being built around friends with disabilities. Learn more at or connect with Margot at

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An interview with researchers Dr. Janel Curry and Dr. Amy Reynolds
Love to the Sound Guys
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An interview with Judy Broker, Pastor of Friends to Friends Community Church
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He renames and remakes sinners–and we can join him
People’s Voices Matter
An interview with Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber
Her Homiletics Professor Didn’t Think Women Should Preach
An interview with Dr. Marguerite Shuster, Professor of Preaching and Theology at Fuller Seminary
Women Leading in a New Era
An interview with leadership consultant Nancy Ortberg
Multicultural Ministry at Work
An Interview with Vancouver Pastor Joèl Adrienne Amzil
Youth Ministry Myths
An interview with Princeton Seminary Professor Kenda Creasy Dean
Leadership Is Relationship
An interview with Executive Director of Renovaré, Rachel Quan
When Clergy Fashion Goes Wrong
“The Mysterious Third Nipple” and other horror stories
How Women Are Uniquely Gifted for Leadership
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