Jeanne Davies has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an M.Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary with honors in Biblical Studies and Ministry Studies. She has a Certificate in Homiletic Peer Coaching from Vanderbilt Divinity School and is currently studying at Western Theological Seminary to receive a Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry. She feels blessed to have a daughter on the autism spectrum.
In addition to serving as pastor for Parables Community, Pastor Jeanne works as Program Resources Manager for the Anabaptist Disabilities Network.
Pastor Jeanne served as an Associate Pastor with primary ministry areas of Christian education, youth ministry, and congregational nurture from 2004-2008 and again from 2012-2016.
Pastor Jeanne also served as Workcamp Coordinator for the Church of the Brethren international headquarters from 2008-2011, during which time she began the We Are Able workcamp – a four-day service learning trip for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Pastor Jeanne strongly believes that all people have needs and all people are gifted and that God has created us to share our gifts in loving community. She believes the church must include everyone in order to be complete. Parables Community is her passion and joy.
Pastor Jeanne is married to Joel Davies, mom to Nora Davies, and guardian of a wheaten terrier named Finn. She enjoys exploring scripture, God, and the universe with others. She also loves singing, dancing, gardening and spending time with her family.