Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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December 20, 2012

Interim minister at Christ Church to help congregation look forward

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She was born and raised in Pasadena, Calif., the oldest of six children. She has a degree in human relations and organization from the University of San Francisco and a master of divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif. She was a member of the first doctoral class at Seabury Western Seminary where she received a doctorate in congregational development.

Davis was ordained in 1989 in the diocese of El Camino Real, Ca. In her years in the ministry, Davis served in San Jose, Calif.; the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, St. Paul’s and was pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, Mass., for 12 years.

“I love the ministry because of the privilege of being part of people in their moments of great joy and unbearable sorrow. In the midst of this you can bring assurance and hope,” Davis said.

She has worked on the diocesan level in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts as a member of the Diocesan Council, President of the Standing Committee, Deputy to General Convention, vestry consultant, retreat leader, and was a member of the Congregational Development Committee served as Dean of the Concord River Deanery and is currently chairwoman of the Resolutions Committee for the Massachusetts Episcopal Diocesan Convention.

Davis has four children from a previous marriage: Mark, Richard, Emily and Will; six grandchildren. She married Ernie Frohring in June.

During her spare time, Davis enjoys painting, needle point, cooking from around the world, reading fiction and traveling.

Davis and her husband, who likes to chase solar eclipses recently returned from Australia, where she saw her first eclipse, snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef and walked in a rain forest.

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