Mary is the Founder and Principal of Spark Group Consulting, with sixteen years of experience leading nonprofit organizations. A life-long United Methodist, she has served as a domestic missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries for twelve years and is committed to helping churches to be healthy and thriving witnesses of Christ’s love. Mary also has experience working on issues that affect the denomination internationally and has served as a panel expert for regional and jurisdictional conferences. She is a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University, holding a Master of Public Administration degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration. She is also the best-selling author of Grant Writing: The Complete Workbook for Writing Proposals that Win.