Résumé

LEADERSHIP PROFILE

Jonathan Davis is a vision and results-driven non-profit executive with 20 years of experience developing innovative partnerships and programs serving a wide variety of constituencies, including at local, regional, state, and national levels. Jonathan is a skilled fundraiser – experienced in annual campaigns, grant-writing, and donor cultivation/engagement. A passionate leader and communicator, Jonathan holds the ability to draw individuals and teams to greater self-awareness and purpose through asking powerful questions, helping set measurable goals, and providing accountability.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Facilitator for training campaign for hundreds of non-profits in partnership with VA State Legislature
  • Regular travel (pre Covis-19) as a keynote speaker/trainer at dozens of industry conferences
  • Functioned as strategic advisor to C-Suite leaders in an organization with 150,000 constituents
  • Facilitating learning events with team members for major corporate events

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Davis Coaching, Georgetown, TX, Freelance Learning and Development Facilitator, 10/2020-Present
    • Coach and train organizational leaders for a national non-profit (contract)
    • Provide 1:1 coaching for executive level business and non-profit organizational leaders
    • Build trainings on organizational change management from a systems perspective, building relationships and capacity among client team members
  • Integer Coaching Network, United States Team, Change and Leadership Coach, 03/2021-Present
    • Facilitate group coaching and team development training for diverse clients and organizations while building relationships with each team member
    • Help develop adult learning experiences and excited to travel when needed for trainings
    • Serve as team lead for grant-writing research and business development
  • Freelance Marketing and Design Consulting, 09/2019-Present
    • Train non-profit adult learners and industry business leaders in public engagement
    • Translate cultural trends and shifts to leaders in established organizations
    • Design website and marketing strategy for clients
    • Offer increased learning concerning business marketing analytics tools and practices

NOTABLE SPEAKING AND TRAINING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Breakout Presenter, Integer Global Leadership Summit, North East, MD, 10/2021
  • Virginia House and Senate Committees, 01/2019 and 01/2020 Legislative Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker, National Outreach Summit, Colorado Springs, CO, 10/2019
  • Participant in “Pastoral Leadership in a Polarized and Politicized America” forum, Harvard, 11/2018
  • Keynote Speaker – Praxis Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 4/2017

SELECT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATION

  • Integer Coaching Network & Empower Coaching Network (providing coaching and training to leaders nationwide, helping those who are feeling stuck discover strategic direction and fresh vision)
  • Convergence U.S. Movement, (strategic planning, conflict consulting, growth strategy, change management) https://convergenceus.org/
  • Rural Matters Institute’s Rural Thought Leaders Circle (participate in monthly meetings to discuss training solutions and emerging strategy and management skills needs for North American rural leaders)

ADITIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE DESIGNS

  • SALT Council Member, Essex County, VA, 11/2012-09/2020
    • Offered training experiences and resource fairs for a diverse population of seniors
  • Co-Chair, Opioid and Heroine Task Force, Virginia’s 98th House District, 1/2018-09/2020
    • Worked with a diverse team of stakeholders, building diverse business relationships
    • Led workshops around Virginia on how faith groups can address the opioid crisis locally
    • Report Task Force recommendations to local and state elected officials
  • Member, Essex County Resource Council, 11/2016-09/2020
    • Led a community-wide education effort among diverse stakeholders in Essex County Virginia to change local zoning ordinances to accommodate a winter homeless shelter
  • Member, Middlesex County Resource Council, Middlesex Co.Virginia, 11/2013-11/2020
    • Trained leaders in over twenty organizations on a custom client engagement software
  • President, Middlesex Ministers Association, 09/2014-09/2015
    • Helped co-lead a regional racial reconciliation educations and awareness project, with over 20 participating organizations

EDUCATION

Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary, San Antonio, Texas, 2019, Doctor of Ministry – Dissertation focused on leading 21st Century change in established organizations

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 2010, Master of Divinity – Graduate Teaching Assistant to world-renown organizational health scholar

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas, 2004, B.S. Communication Studies – Public Speaking Emphasis, President Student Speaker’s Bureau

Minor – Practical Theology

Additional Certificates and Credentials:

  • Transitional Ministry Leadership Certification, Interim Ministry Network, In Process
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF), In Process
  • Certified Christian Leadership Coach (ICF Accredited), Coach Approach Ministries, 2020
  • Certified Leadership Coach (ICF Accredited), Empower Coaching Network, 2020

ADDITIONAL NON-PROFIT EXPERIENCE

  • Urbanna Baptist Church, Urbanna, Virginia, Senior Pastor, 2013 – 2016
  • Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, Rural Leadership Instructor – 2019
  • Wildewood Baptist Church, Spring, Texas, Associate Pastor, 2011 – 2013
  • Faithbridge UMC, Spring, Texas, Director of Youth Worship, 2011 – 2012
  • Spring Woods UMC, Director of Youth Worship, 2011 – 2012
  • FUMC Conroe, Conroe, Texas, Minister to Youth, 2010 – 2011
  • The Watershed UMC, League City, Texas, Minister of Youth and Worship, 2009 – 2010
  • Sandston Baptist Church, Sandston, Virginia, Minister of Youth and Families, 2005 – 2009
  • Rocky Creek Baptist Church, Brownwood, Texas, Volunteer Youth Worker, 2002 – 2005
  • Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center, Summer Staff Recruiter/Aquatics Specialist, 2000 – 2005

SELECT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Integer Coaching Network
  • Empower Coaching Network
  • Interim Ministry Network
  • Founding Initiator – Convergence U.S. Movement
  • Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

SELECT BOARDS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PUBLIC WRITING

  • Featured Contributor, OUTREACH Magazine, 2019 – Present
  • Founder and Director – The Small-Town Churches Network, 2013 – Present, www.smalltownchurches.org
  • Contributing Columnist for Baptist News Global, The BGAV Express, Ethics Daily, and The Baptist Standard
  • Executive Board, iRemember 501c3 (local non-profit serving at-risk teens), 2017 – 2020
  • Racial Unity Co-chair, Middlesex County Minister’s Association, 2015 – 2016
  • Executive Board, Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach, 2015 – 2016

BOOKS AND RESOURCES

  • 50 Powerful Questions for The Post Pandemic Church, Healthy Churches Press, Fall 2021
  • Sea Change: Equipping Rural Churches for the Tides of Cultural Change, Freiling Publishing, Fall 2021
  • 100 Questions to Ask a Church Search Committee, Healthy Churches Press, 2021
  • How to Launch a Church Website – A QuickStart Guide, Healthy Churches Press, 2020

AWARDS AND NOTABLES

  • Logsdon Seminary’s Bratton Family Ministry Award, in recognition of distinction among fellow doctoral students, and as one who demonstrated excellence in academic performance and pastoral ministry, 2017
  • Mentored in songwriting by two-time Grammy nominee Sarah Kelly

COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic Thinking/Analysis
  • Fundraising
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Organizational Health
  • Program Development
  • Compassionate
  • Communication
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Media Relations
  • Staff Development