Jacob A. Davis
Current Residence: Louisville, Kentucky
Hometown: Ellijay, Georgia
Religion/Affiliation: Christian, Anglican Church in North America
Education and Formation
Leadership Transformations, Lexington, Massachusetts – Selah Certificate in Spiritual Direction, 2023-present • Undergoing formation to be a spiritual director, a companion along people’s journey in their relationship with God.
Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope, Durham, North Carolina – Ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood, 2019-2022 • I completed the formation process of ordination in the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope, part of the Anglican Church in North America, being ordained to the transitional diaconate in September 2021 and to the priesthood in August 2022.
Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky – Sojourn Pastors’ School – 2011 • I completed a training program of classes and a corresponding internship to discern a sense of calling and be better formed for ministry.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky – Master of Arts in Theology & Arts, 2010 • I was involved in a program specializing in the relationship of Christian theology with visual arts, film, and literature, studying the history of those interactions and a Christian approach to aesthetics (that is, the philosophical study of beauty). • Member of Imago Dei, the student arts organization. • Member of Vox Pop, the student social justice organization.
Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia — Bachelor of Arts in English, 2006 • Graduate of the Reinhardt Honors program of advanced classes. • Proofreader and English/writing tutor in the campus tutoring lab. • Faith and religion writer for the campus newspaper. • Served as president of the Baptist Student Union, as well as a member of the Campus Ministry Team and Student Senate. • Additional classes were taken in video/media production, two-dimensional design, drawing, and professional writing.
Employment and Ministry Experience
Editor, Anglican Compass; Lafayette, LA – 2023-present • I curate and edit articles and related content for a highly-trafficked web resource that provides an informative, irenic “front porch” to the Anglican tradition.
Assisting Clergy for Pastoral Care, Grace Anglican Church; Louisville, KY – 2023-present • I coordinate the intercessory prayer ministry, make hospital and home visits, maintain regular contact via phone and email, and oversee the general care of parishioners. I also preach, assist, and celebrate Holy Communion when needed.
Clergy-in-Residence, Grace Anglican Church; Louisville, KY – 2021-2023 • On a volunteer basis, I preached, taught formation classes, led Evening Prayer, assisted and celebrated Holy Communion services, and coordinate the intercessory prayer team and acolyte ministries.
Implementation Specialist/Copywriter, LimeCuda; Lansing, MI – 2020-present • I assist in building, updating, and rebranding web pages for companies and organizations, both small and large, and provide clients copywriting, proofreading, and editing services.
Freelance Writer/Editor/Proofreader – 2007-present • I’m an experienced writer of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a frequent proofreader/editor for hire. My articles “Halloween and the Victory of Christ” and “Epiphany Light in the Dark of Winter” have been featured on the blog of the Christian Psychology Institute. I have also recently completed designing and editing a welcome booklet for Grace Anglican Church, Louisville.
Night Auditor/Reservations Desk Clerk, Legacy Hotel & Conferences; Louisville, Kentucky – 2013-2020 • I served as a full-time third shift desk clerk in charge of all services to guests during nighttime hours, handling all check-ins, check-outs, room assignments, reservations, day-end settlement, emergency management, and any other situations that may arise during that time. I also wrote, proofread, or stylized documents for hotel purposes, as needed.
Connect Ministries Pastoral Intern, Sojourn Community Church; Louisville, Kentucky – 2011-2012 • I served in the operations of a multi-campus church, connecting visitors and new members to ministries in our congregation. I also mentored individuals and helped coordinate classes on membership and baptism.
Customer Service Associate, 5th & Broadway; Louisville, Kentucky – 2008-2013 • I served in the retail of postage and merchandise, as well as distributing mail for a school campus.
Youth Pastor, Sardis Baptist Church; Canton, Georgia — May 2006-August 2007 • I taught Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible study for 12- to 19-year-old students, organized events, and represented the student ministry to the church congregation.
- “Halloween and the Victory of Christ.” Christian Psychology Institute, 2018.
- “Epiphany Light in the Dark of Winter.” Christian Psychology Institute, 2019.
- Artwork featured in exhibits at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center and Georgia State Capitol.
- Member of the Reinhardt Honors/Freshman Scholars program.