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Rev. Courtenay Willcox

Rev. M. Courtenay Willcox lives out her life and priorities of family, faith, and public theology in her activities and involvements. Receiving a Master of Divinity in May from United Lutheran Seminary in Mt. Airy is her most recent life event. A cradle Presbyterian, Courtenay is a former Moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and served on the Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry. As a Commissioned Ruling Elder, she has preached in dozens of local congregations. A life-long member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, she is part of four-generations of Teaching and Ruling Elders.


Her grandfather, Harold T. Smith, was the first associate pastor at BMPC, lived in a manse in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and so for Courtenay, visiting her grandparents was a wonderful coming together of family, church, and God. At BMPC, she especially enjoys working with youth and teaching Confirmation class, moderating the Environmental Justice Committee, and serving on the Eugene C. Bay Fund. Two of three children participated in the Walking the Walk Youth Initiative, and more recently, Courtenay has supported the annual Love All event. Spending time in the Outer Banks with husband Tom, three adult children, a son-in-law and schnoodle is a gratefully received gift. There is nothing like a sunrise walk on the beach!

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