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My name is Bob Davis. I currently live in Chula Vista, California (San Diego Presbytery, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii). I am currently serving as Pastor of Chula Vista Presbyterian Church.

bob davis Formal Education:

My formal education includes a B.A. in American Studies from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1986 and a J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law -- Indianapolis in 1989. I made Law Review and served as the Business Manager for Volume 22 of the Indiana School of Law – Indianapolis Law Review.

 Presbyterian Church History and Involvement

 I am a lifelong Presbyterian. I grew up in Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania (Donegal Presbytery, Synod of the Trinity). There I was confirmed and professed Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior as part of 9th grade confirmation class. I was part of the Donegal Presbytery delegation to the first Youth Triennium in Bloomington, Indiana.  When I moved to Indiana for law school, my membership was transferred to Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis (Whitewater Valley Presbytery, Synod of Lincoln Trails). At Second Presbyterian, I was ordained as a Deacon. It was during my time at Second Presbyterian that I discerned a call to pursue ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.

 I attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. During my time at Fuller, I served as intern and assistant to the pastor at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church from 1996 to 2000 (La Crescenta, California, San Fernando Presbytery, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii). In 1996 and 1997 I was a staff member of the Genevans, an organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) dedicated to helping commissioners to General Assembly understand the process.

  From 1997 through 2004, I served as the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Forum, a renewal organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Forum worked for reformation and renewal by providing  regular updates with information, training, updates and analyses of the events taking place within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I served as an associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California (2001-2006) where I was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.

 Within San Diego Presbytery, I served as Moderator of the Ecclesiastical Committee for three years and still serve on that committee. I am a member of the Presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission. After the wildfires in October, 2003, I was asked to moderate San Diego Presbytery’s Disaster Assistance Relief Team. At the 216th General Assembly (2004), I stood for election to be the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).