Jeanne Davies has a passion for words and music. She loves the beauty and power of the relationship between the preacher, the people, and the Holy Spirit in the sermonic moment. She is excited about the Homiletic Peer Coaching process that honors the inner wisdom of the preacher and the insight of the gathered Body in the formation of preachers and sermons.
Jeanne has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received an M.Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana, with honors in Biblical Studies and Ministry Studies. She is currently enrolled in the David G. Buttrick Certificate Program in Homiletic Peer Coaching at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee and has recently been accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry Program at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.
Jeanne served the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois for eight years, as Associate Pastor and then Interim Pastor. She also served four years as the Coordinator for the Youth and Young Adult Workcamp Ministry for the Church of the Brethren denominational headquarters in Elgin, Illnois. Jeanne is currently planting a new congregation called the Parables Community in Lombard, Illinois. Parables Community welcomes all people but is especially designed as a church community of belonging and empowerment for children and adults who have special needs and their families. She also serves as chair for the Ministerial Leadership Development Team for the Illinois and Wisconsin District of the Church of the Brethren.
Jeanne lives in Dundee, Illinois with her husband, Joel, and her Wheaten Terrier, Seamus. She enjoys singing in Heartland Voices, a chamber ensemble in Elgin. She has a daughter Nora who is in college.
[photo credit: Jane Charmello]