In August 2014, Union Presbyterian Seminary started on a new journey with a Church Relations Officer. Seminary leaders saw that there was only a connection between congregations and the seminary if a) the congregation sent a student to the seminary or b) the seminary asked for financial support… and that isn’t acceptable! For three years, we sent two of our own to the surrounding congregations to guest preach, teach, and give presentations about Union Presbyterian Seminary ranging from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. Our Church Relations Officers didn’t just talk about Union, they also listened to your story: what is going on in your congregation and how Union can walk with you. Our hope is that these visits helped us to build and strengthen our relationships with our surrounding congregations as we begin to move forward in the changing world together.
While our Church Relations Officers are now serving in new areas of ministry, “Congregational Corner” continues under the direction of Rev. Jordan B. Davis. Rev. Davis continues to reflect on things which she saw and learned in her time as a Church Relations Officer and now sees in daily parish ministry. If you have ideas for things you would like for her to discuss, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Rev. Jordan Davis received her Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in May 2014 and has a passion for building relationships within the Church and the world. Jordan devoted her time at Union to finding ways to strengthen the Union community through fellowship and worship since the community aspect was a priority when looking at seminaries. Taking a call as a Church Relations Officer for the seminary was a natural next step after graduation! She served in this position for three years before transitioning to parish ministry as the Transitional Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian (Cary, NC) where she continues to seek new ways to build relationships with God’s children both near and far!
Prior to attending Union, Jordan received a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor in Music Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jordan now lives in Durham, NC with her husband, Marc, and their two cats.