Pastor Courtney's Bio

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Courtney Elizabeth Bacon-Latina and her husband, Ron Latina, moved to Malvern in September of 2015 and she was ordained here at First Presbyterian Church on October 25, 2015.  Courtney was raised in Camden, AR, graduated from the U of A, Fayetteville in 1997, received a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in 2003, a Master of Theology from Princeton Seminary in 2005, and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018.

        Courtney is currently completing an additional degree in Theology with a concentration in New Testament Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  Courtney has experience with individual and couple’s counseling, grief counseling, and as a teaching assistant and adjunct professor at various seminaries.
          Courtney is married to Ron Latina, who is also an ordained non-denominational minister and businessman. Ron has an amazing voice, is active in the choir, and blesses the church with solos periodically. Ron has a 21-year old daughter, Micah, who lives in Florida.  Courtney and Ron’s first child, Lilliana Elizabeth Latina, arrived in February of 2016.

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