Rev. Davena Jones is Associate Conference Minister for the Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Davena was born in the Oceanview/Ingleside District of San Francisco to Luther and Myrtle Creer. Her nickname is Chippie/Chocolate, given because her Aunt Lilli said she looked like a piece of chocolate the first time she saw her.
Of her upbringing, Davena says, “We lived in a two bedroom home. My sisters and I shared a bedroom. I have an older sister and a younger sister. Being the middle child had its challenges, but I love my sisters very much. And from them, I have four nephews and a niece. And I am also a great-aunt of one great nephew and three great nieces. What a joy they all are.”
Davena married her high school love Theron Jones four years ago and is a mother of four adult children: Eugene, Theron, Matthew and Mikayla, and is MeMa to two grandsons and two granddaughters. And no, she says, she is not that old!
Davena began as Associate Conference Minister in November 2015. She is a longtime member of Pilgrim Community Church (UCC), San Francisco, with her husband who is a deacon in the congregation. A graduate of Pacific School of Religion, Davena is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and her dissertation project is “Resources for Churches Around Intimate Partner Violence.”
Contact & Schedule Details
Davena’s Sabbath day is Friday. Her administrative support staff person is Miranda Samaile.
Portfolio of Responsibilities
- First point of contact for Local Churches in the Bay and Sacramento Valley Associations, and Mountain Valley Cluster
- Disaster response
- Justice and witness
- Search and call
- Youth/outdoor ministries