Ellis Davis, Sharon

sdavis@mccormick.edu

MPC 333 Pastoral Care with African Americans
MIN 311 African American Religious Tradition

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Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a United Church of Christ Pastor and was ordained in 1988. She is a Retired Chicago Police Officer of 30 years and is currently assigned as one of their volunteer Police Chaplains. Sharon is a nationally recognized speaker in the field of Sexual and Domestic Violence especially as it intersects with issues of race, class, gender, and the Criminal Justice System. She is a Faculty Mentor for a Doctor of Ministry Focus Group in Sexual and Domestic Violence at United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio. Sharon is a certified trainer in Sexual and Domestic Violence and Clergy Sexual Boundaries with the Faith Trust Institute, Seattle Washington. Sharon received her Master’s of Divinity Degree in 1988 from Chicago Theological Seminary, her Doctor of Ministry Degree in 1995 from McCormick Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2006 studying theology, ethics, and the Human Science. Her dissertation was titled, “Hear Our Cries: Breaking the Gender Entrapment of African American Battered Women".

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