“I’m pretty convinced that embracing who we truly are, as God’s beloved, and behaving as if others are too —by living Jesus’ love in the world, especially among those living on the world’s margins— is who we’re made to be. So let’s do this thing, people.”

-Margot Starbuck
Margot believes we were made to give and receive love. We discover what that looks like in the person of Jesus. So as we embrace Gods’ “I am for you,” we are set free to be for others.

A graduate of Westmont College and Princeton Seminary, Margot is also passionate about effective communication.

Collaborative/Ghost Writer
Margot serves as a collaborative writer and ghostwriter, helping others tell their amazing stories. (More on this, and Margot's editing/consulting work HERE!)
Margot serves publishers and writers as a developmental editor, offering feedback that equips authors to make books and book proposals as strong as they can be. (A legit word nerd, Margot really loves serving writers in this way.)
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 six other Christian living books. Not Who I Imagined was a 2015 Selah Awards finalist for Christian Living. Margot is represented by WordServe Literary and is a member of Redbud Writer’s Guild.
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, Young Life Women’s Weekend, Urban Promise Ministry Summit, Lifest and the Wild Goose Festival.

Also, there's the standup comedy. (Invite Margot to do standup!)

For five years, Margot coached Special Olympics basketball in California. After seminary, she worked in New Jersey as a chaplain among folks living with intellectual and physical disabilities. Now, at home, in Durham, North Carolina, Margot serves as a volunteer doing occasional random introvert stuff with RealityMinistriesInc.org. She also lives in the beautiful North Street Neighborhood built around friends with disabilities, in Durham. Dreamy, right?

As a speaker advocate, Margot’s also pretty tickled about the work which Compassion International is doing in the world, releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. She's also a big fan of the work of Urban Promise International and the ways they're empowering indigenous leaders.


Margot's also interested in creating opportunities for pale moms to learn from moms of color about what it's like to be raising boys of color in America right now.