Ellis Davis, Sharon


Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a United Church of Christ Ordained Minister (1988). Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is the Pastor Emeritus of God Can Ministries United Church of Christ located in the south suburb of Chicago. . 

Currently, Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis serves as Adjunct Professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, teaching, Sexual and Domestic Violence; Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis; and Pastoral Care in the African American Community.  Dr. Davis also serves as Adjunct Professor for the Center for African American Theological Studies, (CAATS) a Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education where she teaches Christian Ethics. She  also serves as  the Senior Mentor for the Doctor of Ministry Program at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio where she  also  mentors Doctor of Ministry students in Her focus group titled Beyond the Four Walls: Ministry in the Public Square. 

Dr. Davis is a nationally recognized speaker in the field of Sexual and Domestic Violence especially as it relates to the intersection of race, class, gender and the criminal justice system.  She is a certified trainer with Faith Trust Institute conducting workshops and trainings in the area of Clergy Healthy Boundaries and Domestic Violence. 

Sharon is a retired Chicago Police Officer after serving the Department for over 31years. She served the Department in Patrol, the Crime Laboratory, and the Records Division.  At her retirement, she was serving as their Full Time Police Chaplain. Sharon also  served for 15 years as a Pastoral Care Giver for Evergreen Park Ministries, located in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Educationally, Sharon Ellis Davis has an earned Bachelor of Arts Degree, (concentration Biology);  a Master of Divinity Degree; a Doctor of Ministry Degree (in Pastoral Care); and a Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics, and the Human Science (Sociology). 

Sharon is a published author. Her recently published book is titled, “African American Battered Women: A Study in Gender Entrapment.”

Sharon is married to her partner in life and in ministry The Reverend Dr. Edward Smith Davis, Conference Minister of the Southern Conference of the United Church of and together they share a blended family of six children and fourteen grandchildren. 

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