Pastor Jordan Davis

Get to know our forthcoming Pastor

SEARCH PROCESS

PASTORS NOMINATING COMMITTEE

In January 2022 upon completion of the work of the Transition Team Mission Study, the PNC was elected by the congregation. We began by learning about the process of calling a new pastor as prescribed by the Presbytery of New Hope. With much prayer we began the discernment process by preparing a Ministry Information Form (MIF), describing the St. Giles vision of its ministry, the emerging needs of our community of believers, and the leadership characteristics our new pastor would need to help us accomplish those goals.


We reviewed Personal Information Forms (PIF’s) as they were submitted; from both the CLC system and self-referrals, selecting those where experience, interests and talents that closely aligned with our needs. We reviewed multiple sermons and worship services for each of the candidates whom we wanted to learn more about and spent time in prayerful, thoughtful, lively discussion as we began to discern who would be the best fit for St. Giles. In-person interviews were held with our top choices. We unanimously selected Jordan Davis.


We hosted a dinner to better get to know Jordan and meet her husband. We then contacted her references; all spoke highly of her – saying she was a “breath of fresh air,” energetic, organized, and compassionate. Jordan was then invited to meet with church staff, enabling her to learn about their expectations and to make hers known. We received wonderful feedback from the staff. We all had smiles on our faces because we knew we had our pastor. Soon after, we made the offer for the terms of call, and she accepted.



PNC Members

Matt Morgan

Caroline Tatum Carter

Tim Hoyt

Bob Lindsay

Betty Fetvedt



Bio of Rev. Jordan Davis

Rev. Jordan B. Davis is a proud graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary where, following graduation, she served as Church Relations Officer for the seminary’s $53.1 million capital campaign. This work gave Jordan the opportunity to travel to churches throughout NC and VA, teaching and preaching on behalf of the seminary. She then accepted the Call to serve as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian (Cary, NC) where she helped to grow a now thriving young adult ministry. This summer, Jordan will serve on the Montreat Youth Conference planning team, directing worship for weeks 3 & 4.


Jordan was born and raised in Raleigh, a third generation graduate of Broughton High School, and is excited to grow those roots even deeper, even though she now lives in Durham and her family has spread out from Wilson, NC to Martinsville, VA. She is married to Marc, an active guitarist with local theatre groups and churches, and Director of the guitar program at Durham School of the Arts, as well as the Assistant Varsity/Head JV soccer coach at DSA. They have been married for 8 years and welcomed their daughter, Farrah, this past January. They are also the proud parents of two crazy cats, Jasmine and Romi. When they aren’t buried in diapers, they love to get out to try new foods, drinks, and find new adventures with their friends. Jordan has a growing love for plants and she attempts to garden, but could use a few lessons!


Rev. Jordan's first Sunday in the pulpit is August 21st.



Work History

Kirk of Kildaire (Cary, NC)

Associate Pastor, Youth and Young

Adults – 2018-Present

Transitional Associate Pastor,

Youth and Young Adults – 2017-2018


Union Presbyterian Seminary

Church Relations Officer – 2014-2017

Formal Education

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Master of Divinity

2011-2014


University of North Carolina,

Greensboro

Bachelor of Music, Music Education

Bachelor of Music, Music Performance

2006-2010

Ordination

2015






Rev. Jordan Davis

Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history. Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness. - Isaiah 43: 18-19