How do we reconcile our faith with the world around us? How do you balance your calling with the demands of every day life?
For Dr. Kimberly Davis it’s not a question of balance – that would imply that she has to choose. Instead, she’s living a lifestyle that blends God, her community and her work in a way that makes sense for her. It’s not about which she loves more, it’s about harmony. In today’s episode, we dive into what it means for Kimberly to be Black, a woman of God, and a Chicago Police Department Officer while striving to be a bridge builder for the community she serves.
On this episode, Dr. Kimberly Davis offers encouraging words related to:
✔️maintaining your faith
✔️the importance of including women in all spaces
✔️ living a life of service rooted in purpose
✔️the need to build stronger bridges between law enforcement and communities
✔️ how clergy can be part of healing the divide between communities and law enforcement through Dr. Davis’ cohort “Pastoral Care and Ethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter”
Dr. Kimberly Davis
Bio: Dr. Kimberly Davis is a Chicago native and a Chicago Police Officer since 2003. She is an experienced pastoral counselor, chaplain and law enforcement professional with a passion for providing expert counseling service to law enforcement agencies. Kimberly earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in Pastoral Care and Counseling. She also has a Masters in Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary and her undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Kimberly is the Chapter Chaplain of NOBLE Chicago Metropolitan Chapter and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
At United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Kimberly is leading a cohort called “Pastoral Care and Ethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” The class is a 3 year hybrid program and is geared towards people who would like to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. This excellent Doctorate of Ministry program begins in August 2021. After completion of the program, the students would have a usable model of ministry within their respective ministerial context.
Kimberly has been a natural fit in the Chaplains’ Police Unit since 2011. She is a deacon in full connection to the United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference and she is active in ministry in her local church. For more information on the class contact Dr. Kimberly Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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