Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor and is the Pastor Emeritus of God Can Ministries, UCC, Chicago. Sharon Ellis Davis serves as an Affiliate Professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, teaching courses such as Sexual and Domestic Violence; Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis and Pastoral Care in African American Communities. She also serves as a Faculty Mentor at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, in her Doctor of Ministry focus group titled “Biblical and Ethical Engagement for Social and Moral Imperatives. Dr. Ellis Davis is a Trainer for Faith Trust Institute, Seattle, WA, for Clergy Healthy Boundaries and Domestic Violence. She is also a retired Chicago Police Officer of 31 years serving in the Patrol Division, the Crime Laboratory and upon retirement she served as one of their full time Chicago Police Chaplains serving police officers and their families especially in times of crisis. Dr. Ellis Davis is a nationally recognized speaker on issues of Domestic Violence, especially as it intersects with race, class, gender, culture and the Criminal Justice System (CJS). She is the author of Battered African American Women: A Study in Gender Entrapment.
Education: M.Div., D.Min. (Pastoral Care), Ph.D (Theology and Ethics)