Martha Deeds Hogan was raised in the Episcopal church, baptized at St. Michael’s and All Angels Church in Tucson, Arizona, and confirmed at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her father was a parishioner at St. Thomas’s from 1996 to 2003, serving as senior warden during this time, until he moved from the area. She and her husband, Tom, attended St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Milford until they rejoined the St. Thomas’s community after searching for a congregation more aligned to their values. They chose St. Thomas’s because of Martha’s personal connection to the parish, the unparalleled music ministry, and the congregation’s history in supporting marriage equality. Martha is the Senior Policy Analyst for the Connecticut School Finance Project, and is active in social justice work, community organizing, and political action.