M. Courtenay Willcox lives out her life's priorities of family, faith and environmental concerns in her activities and involvements. A recent graduate of United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, she received a Master of Divinity degree in May. As a cradle Presbyterian, Courtenay is a former Moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia and served on the Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry. She has preached in more than 30 local congregations as a Commisioned Ruling Elder in this Presbytery.
A lifelong 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 and lived in Converse House in the late 1950s and early 1960s; so for Courtenay, visiting her grandparents was a wonderful coming together of family, church and God.
She is thankful that her church took seriously the promises made at her baptism and helped shape her Christian faith. At BMPC, she especially enjoys working with youth and teaching Confirmation classes, moderating the Environmental Justice Committee, and serving on the Eugene C. Bay Fund. 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!