In 1998, Yvette Davis was working as a successful corporate librarian for a Wall Street focused consulting firm. Then one night, following a long work day, she had an epiphany… she was tired of spending her life “helping other people get rich” and decided to embark on a greater personal calling. She became a minister. Fourteen years after that life changing moment, the now 46-year-old Davis, who is currently pursuing a master’s in divinity at Drew University, is about to make history. This July she will take over as lead pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church (established circa 1781) in York, Pennsylvania. Her appointment marks two firsts for the historic church: Yvette will be its first female pastor and the first African-American to lead its congregation. We love celebrating great moments in women’s history, especially when they are happening in the here and now. Congratulations to Woman You Should Know Rev. Yvette Davis. Read the full story, via the York Daily Record.
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