About Brett Webb-Mitchell
Information about our founder..

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The founder and director of the School of the Pilgrim is excited about exploring and creating a new approach to educating Christians in the world today.

Dr. Webb-Mitchell is a speaker, having given keynote address, workshops, sermons, and paper presentations in various venues around the world. He is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), having served eight churches in either an installed or interim pastor position. Brett is Interim Head of Staff at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR. Previously he taught at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA), and at Duke University Divinity School (Durham, NC) in Christian education for over a decade. He has also taught Ethics, World Religions, and English Composition at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC). He is also an oblate of St. Benedict Monastery in St. Joseph, MN. Father of two young adults, he and his partner currently live in Chapel Hill, NC with their two Labrador retrievers.

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Dr. Webb-Mitchell is a pilgrim, having been on international pilgrimages in Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Israel, Egypt, Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. Closer to home, Dr. Webb-Mitchell is a veteran of the annual pilgrimage to Chimayo, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (NM), as well as various other pilgrimage sites around the U.S.

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Dr. Webb-Mitchell is an author who has published ten books to date. Several of these books focus on pilgrimage including CHRISTLY GESTURES (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003), THE SCHOOL OF THE PILGRIM (Westminster/John Knox Press, April 2007), and FOLLOW ME: CHRISTIAN GROWTH ON THE PILGRIM'S WAY (Seabury Press, 2006). A number of other books address the place and presence of people with disabilities in the Church. In addition to his books, Brett has written many articles and essays addressing the place and presence of people with disabilities in the Church in particular, and education in communities of faith in general.

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