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Guest Speaker




                                             Rev. Dr. Chris Davies


               Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering
               Irish Rover at heart.  She loves the church deeply, and is committed to finding
               ways to continue to bring the gospel into the world.  She attended Smith College
               for her undergrad work and Andover Newton for both a Masters of Divinity and
               Doctor of Ministry.  Chris grew up in the United Church of Christ, and was
               baptized and ordained within her home congregation in Connecticut.  She has
               served at the local church level at two churches in Connecticut, on the Connecticut
               Conference Board of Directors (class of 2004), and as a delegate to the United
               Church of Christ’s General Synod in 2005, 2007, and 2015.  She is currently
               serving on the National Staff of the United Church of Christ as the Coordinator of
               Congregational Assessment, Support, and Advancement.
               Chris is a queer femme, a local beer enthusiast, and a creative networker of
               communities.  She is passionate about justice and Jesus, and is the founder and
               curator of the Queer Clergy Trading Cards, a project bringing visibility to queer
               clergy, using humor and irreverence to help change the conversation highlighting
               the common awe (and absurdities) in faith work.  Chris lives in Cleveland, OH,
               where she is still seeking community and continuing to learn in faith and live
               justly, serving Christ in all things.


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