Courtney Pace is associate professor of church history and director of admissions at Memphis Theological Seminary in Tennessee.
- Where did you grow up?
- What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?
Jesus’ interaction with the hemorrhaging woman in Mark 5:25-34.
Not only does Jesus affirm her body in all of its humanity, but also Jesus commissions her to proclaim (“preach”) holy peace to her community.
- What is your favorite movie? Why?
My answer to this question tends to change over time, but right now it’s “The Long Shot” (2019).
It was a progressive, feminist rom-com, which addressed contemporary justice issues as well as the ins and outs of a feminist’s daily life trying to be awesome and find love at the same time without losing her awesomeness.
- Who are three people you admire?
Prathia Hall, a civil rights leader and womanist preacher; Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history who is now working with the State Department; and Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer, dancer and producer.
- What is one little-known fact about yourself?
I am the 2012 Ice Skating Institute Adult World Figure Skating Champion, and I absolutely cannot whistle.