Rev. Courtney Pace, Ph.D., is the Prathia Hall Scholar in Residence of Social Justice History for Equity for Women in the Church and a visiting faculty at Rhodes College. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University (2014), a Master of Divinity in Theology from George W. Truett Theological Seminary (2007), and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Psychology, from The University of Texas at Arlington (2004).
Rev. Dr. Pace researches social justice movements in American religion, particularly race, and gender. She is the author of Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall (2019), Beyond Eden: The Collected Sermons and Essays of Prathia Hall (2022), and more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, book reviews, and encyclopedia articles. She is an ordained Baptist minister and has trained as a figure skater for 30 years. Rev. Dr. Pace founded and chairs the Clergy Board for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. All of that is her labor of love, done after hours and on top of her day job as a senior consultant with Deloitte’s Government and Public Service practice, specializing in state, local, and higher education consulting.