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Rev. Courtney Mitchell

Senior  Minister

Rev. Courtney Mitchell is the Senior Minister of Buckingham United Methodist Church. Courtney is passionate about bearing the transforming grace of Christ to individuals, groups, and communities who may be longing for greater peace, hope, or connection. He is known for partnering with and empowering the laity to discover and fulfill their own call to ministry by providing compassionate care, inspiring leadership, accessible preaching, thoughtful administration, and Christ-like service for all people.


Prior to joining Buckingham, Courtney served as the Associate Minister of Congregational Care at First United Methodist Church of Dallas. Before answering his call to ordained ministry, Courtney lived out his call to ministry as a lay member of the UMC, serving on church committees and councils, including as a lay delegate to Annual Conference, and teaching adult and children’s Sunday school classes.


Courtney previously practiced law as a business attorney at law firms in New York and Texas. Out of his legal career, Courtney is perhaps most proud of his pro bono legal work, which included representing victims of domestic violence, and helping a non-profit provider of behavioral healthcare services to complete a merger with another similarly positioned non-profit provider so that together they could more effectively and efficiently provided critical support to people in their mission field.


Courtney holds a Masters of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology where he graduated with a Concentration in Pastoral Care, a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University.


Courtney and his wife Sarah live near White Rock Lake in Dallas with their two children.  Courtney loves cycling around White Rock Lake, reading sci-fi novels, hiking, playing guitar, and scouting for guitar gear he claims is cool and completely necessary. Don’t ask him to play guitar for you—he’s terrible.  

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