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Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell is the director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education. She also serves as minister for stewardship and missions at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Girton-Mitchell has previously served as the president of the Indianapolis Education Association and associate general secretary for justice and advocacy at the National Council of the Churches of Christ. She has received the National Council of Negro Women Bethune Recognition Award for an Outstanding Woman in Ministry, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award (the highest award given by the state of Indiana), and was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., International Board of Preachers. She was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum. Girton-Mitchell received a bachelor's degree from Ball State University, a master's degree from Indiana/Purdue University, a law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law, and a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.