courtneybellis.comAuthor. Speaker. Pastor. Encourager of parents, marriages, millennials, singles, & families. Swedish fish enthusiast.

I’m a co-pastor at a Presbyterian church in southern California, alongside my husband Daryl. We share our position and our office. People ask if we ever step on each other’s toes, but he’s the brainiac and I’m the storyteller. Our wheelhouses are so different they’re not even in the same…house.

I graduated from Wheaton College, Loyola University of Chicago, and Princeton Theological Seminary, joking for years that I was birthing degrees instead of kids, which my parents found notatall funny.

Before following God’s call to ministry, I trained to be an English lit professor. I am as surprised as anyone to be a pastor, but I love it. My husband and I have two kiddos, zero pets, and at least three types of homemade baked goods in our kitchen at all times.

I’ve never met a book I didn’t like. Except for Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, because it is awful. Just awful.

The blog focuses on faith, friendship, parenthood, and life (a total catch all! – d’ya like that?) with an emphasis on honesty, encouragement, humor, and grace.

(It’s also a personal blog and not officially affiliated with my church or denomination in any way. Any books, authors, websites, etc. I share here are mentioned because I truly like them, not because I’m paid to endorse anyone or anything.)

For more info or to schedule an event, hit me up at courtney.b.ellis(at)gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!


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