Preston A. Davis, M.Div. ’11

Preston A. Davis, M.Div. ’11
Minister to the University
Chapel and Religious Life Office
High Point University
High Point NC
What do you do?
I am the Minister to High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Though I loved being the pastor of a multigenerational congregational church–the role I took on directly after graduating from Union–there is nothing quite like working with college students. By virtue of their age and the season of their lives, they are asking questions that matter the most: what am I called to do with my life? What does a worthy life look like? If I can help them with these questions, while also helping them transcend their own vocational questions to be passionate about making the world a more just and compassionate one, then I’ve I had a good day.
How did Union prepare you for this?
When I think of my Union education, I remember that every class period, every conversation, there was this awareness by everyone that there was something at stake. Theological study was rooted in a passion to address and alleviate suffering in the world, to be an ally to those hurting in our world. While this passion made for an environment that could be heated at times, it was all in the direction of progress. Union helped me to be relevant, to ask questions that matter, to remember that there is something at stake–and to do all this with love for the person and community in front of me.
How have you

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