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Courtney Blacksten

Courtney Blacksten - Director of Youth

Courtney grew up attending the First UMC in Sapulpa, OK. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BA in Religion/Youth Ministry. After college, Courtney moved to Nashville, TN, and was a graduate resident at the Center for Youth Ministry Training and worked as the Senior High Youth Director at the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville. In 2012, Courtney graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Master of the Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry.

Courtney and her husband, Brandon, live in Hydro, OK, where Brandon is a United Methodist pastor. Courtney spends her free time playing with their puppy Harvey, hiking, traveling and watching Sooner football and Thunder basketball. She also loves all things Disney!

Courtney is passionate about youth ministry and believes that youth are not only the church of tomorrow but are a major part of the church today. She enjoys journeying alongside the youth as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus, sharing where God is present in their lives, and sharing that joy with those she meets along the way.

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