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The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a teacher, a pilgrim, and an advocate for justice on many fronts.

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The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a teacher, a pilgrim, an advocate for justice on many fronts, and a partner and dad of amazing young adult children.

As a pastor, he served eight churches since he was ordained in 1983. He taught for over a decade at Duke Divinity School and at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC). He is currently the Interim Senior Pastor at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR, and is director of a religious non-profit, School of the Pilgrim (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com). As an advocate for justice, he has worked with people with disabilities and LGBTQ people in faith communities for full inclusion.  He has written, preached, taught, and been more of social movements on the topic of disability concerns and the place and presence of people who are LGBTQ, including four books on disability concerns (the latest is Beyond Accessibility) and gay parenting (On Being a Gay Parent). His latest book is "Practicing Pilgrimage". His memoir, "Ordinary, Everyday Superman" is due for publication in the near future.

Brett, his partner, Brett's children, and their dogs, all make their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More: Brett Webb-Mitchell

 


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The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell

Brett Webb-Mitchell: Practicing Pilgrimage

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

 

Practicing Pilgrimage: On Being and Becoming God's Pilgrim People is both an exploration of the theological, cultural and spiritual roots of Christian pilgrimage, and is a "how to" book on doing pilgrimage in our suburban backyards, city streets, rural roads, churches, retreat enters, and our everyday life.

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Brett Webb-Mitchell: May gay marriage mean even more ‘I do’s’ for society, church?

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

 

As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), I have officiated at more than 100 weddings over 30 years. I enjoy performing a wedding, witnessing the coming together of family and friends for a joyous celebration, recognizing the miracle of the joining together of two lives - body, mind and spirit - as they commit to each other with the simple, "I do."

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell

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July 03, 2014

Brett Webb-Mitchell: "Two Persons"

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

The two-hundred twenty-first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) met in Detroit earlier this month and made some policy changes that will have a direct impact upon the lives of its members once the Assembly adjourned. Some churches will now choose to stay or leave the denomination based upon the decisions made by this Assembly.
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March 28, 2014

Brett Webb-Mitchell: How Pilgrimage Teaches Us About Lent

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

While I am usually drawn either to surrender or take on new during Lent, my attention this year is on the high incidence of traveling metaphors commonly used by writers, speakers, pastors, and priests alike, when describing Lent. The intent of using this language is to assist believers in focusing on the progress or process of transformation in this hallowed season.
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November 24, 2013

Brett Webb-Mitchell: Sunday School Taught Me That Jesus Was Straight... And Other Myths and Legends of Yore

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

When digging through a small box of 'relics' of my childhood, I found my quarter-size Sunday school pin, with all its attendance bars attached. Immediately upon discovery, memories that I kept stored in the deep recesses of my unconsciousness rushed back.
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June 29, 2013

Brett Webb-Mitchell: Going to the Chapel...Just Not Yet

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

Living outside of marriage yet being in a significant long-term relationship is like being a visitor in an unknown country with a strange language: are we partners or lovers? We're not husbands.
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September 21, 2012

Brett Webb-Mitchell: Gay Parenting as Performance Art

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

The “nuclear family” is but modern society’s latest reconfiguration of being a “family.”
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March 06, 2012

Brett Webb-Mitchell: Out and Ordained

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

Like the ELCA, the Episcopal Church, Disciples of Christ, Moravians and the UCC, most Presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church USA now welcome out-LGBTQ people as ordained and installed leaders. While my heart is filled with joy, others in my Church enter a sober time of discernment, discouraged by the Spirit's forward movement.
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September 20, 2011

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell: Hope for a Brighter Day

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

Like my forbears, I too name and call out those who purposefully spread misinformation, fear, and maliciousness toward LGBTQ people, denying us equal rights in the arena of public, religious, and private life.
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August 25, 2011

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell: Encountering Prejudice

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North Carolina.
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August 11, 2011

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell: Born This Way

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

"I'm Sam Peterson. And I'm incredibly handsome," said Sam as we sat an chatted over a cup of coffee at Chapel Hill's Foster's Market.
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August 04, 2011

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell: Celebrating a Church's Change

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

Now when I write or say to a congregation, "I am a Presbyterian minister, and I'm gay," I need not fear censure from the church, nor panic about being dismissed by a congregation or seminary.