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The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray is senior pastor of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.

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The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC


Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray has served as the senior pastor of Georgetown Presbyterian Church since 2010. Her academic background consists of a BA from Vanderbilt University with a dual major: Religious Studies with Honors, and Psychology; Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a Masters of Theology in Applied Theology from Oxford University.

After graduating from Princeton Camille received the Parish Pulpit Fellowship taking her to the United Kingdom for studies and ministry. Camille previously served congregations in Oxford, London, Johannesburg, and New York City. Camille serves on the board of directors of the Reformed Institute and as a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Camille received her Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her dissertation was entitled, "Waging War on One's Knees: A Study on Prayer as a Leadership Tool Using the Theology and the Practice of Martin Luther King, Jr." 

Camille lives in Georgetown with her husband Roddy and their daughter Maisie.



Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

Camille Cook Murray: I'll Tell You When You're Older

John 16:12-15

Trinity Sunday - Year C

June 16, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray (PCUSA)


One of the reasons people enter monastic orders is because they want to get closer to God and gain insights into God's wisdom and truth. In these holy communities they seek the things we all seek - faith and truth and wholeness, but they give up much more to try and get there. I hold a great deal of respect for people who can take vows of community or silence or simplicity or poverty. My dentist told me that one of her patients decided to enter holy orders and that she would no longer be able to visit the dentist. So my dentist said, "Well, just be sure you brush and floss daily." The soon-to-be-nun replied, "Oh, they do not allow us any luxury items, no floss allowed!"

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The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

Camille Cook Murray: A Message for My Brothers

Luke 16:19-31

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 29, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray (PCUSA)


It was my first day as a parent at a Georgetown toddler's playgroup. We had done playtime, snack time, circle time and now it was playground time. I started talking to a mother whose daughter was about the same age as mine. Within a few minutes of talking to her, she started to complain to me about how stressful her life was right now. Stressful not because of work demands, toddler sleep issues, or health concerns. No, stress because she just had too many houses. Eight houses, to be exact!

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