THE REVEREND PATRICA RHOADS DAVIS, DEACON

The Rev. Patti Davis, Deacon accepted the call to be Christ Church's deacon in 2012. Patti is a native of Savannah and a graduate of Roanoke College in Virginia with a major in Psychology.  She is married to Rod, a retired Naval aviator, and they have two adult daughters.  Patti continues her long time ministry in nursing homes by serving as part-time chaplain at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation.  Patti has completed Kerygma, EFM, The Virginia Institute for Spiritual Direction, and the North Carolina Deacon Formation Program.  She was ordained a deacon in 1999 by the Rt. Rev. David Bane and served for six years as Archdeacon in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.  While in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, she served on the Commission on Ministry, the Commission on Aging, the diocesan clergy association board and taught homiletics for the School for Ministry Formation.  She is a published poet, author of What Child is This? and co-author of Searching the Heart of God:  Deacon and Priest in Conversation.  In 2006 she received the John Hines Preaching Award from the Virginia Theological Seminary.