The opportunity to work in a congregational setting has been a dream come true for Beverly Davis as her vocation combines the various threads of her life experience and employment history. Beverly has worked at Christ the King Lutheran Church since November 2002. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a certified LPC Supervisor, and a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. Prior to being employed by the congregation, Beverly worked at DePelchin Children’s Center where she provided child and family therapy, clinical supervision and program management. She has extensive experience in collaborative, community-based service models. As Director of Congregational Care, Beverly facilitates congregation members’ connections and care for one another within the congregation and outreach to the community through varied ministry opportunities.
Beverly serves on the Texas Advisory Council of the Community of Hope International (lay chaplain training program) and is a member of the Disaster Mental Health Committee of the Greater Houston Area Red Cross for which she provides mental health services with its local and national disaster assistance teams. She and her dog Gracie are volunteers with Caring Critters (animal-assisted therapy) and visit patients at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital twice a month.
Beverly has a degree in Music Education from Abilene Christian University and a Masters in Educational Psychology/Counseling from University of Houston. She completed a year’s residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and received her certification in Spiritual Direction from the Pecos Benedictine Monastery School of Spiritual Direction in July 2011.