The Rev. Susannah Davis

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: Kirkwood United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA


Rev. Susannah Davis grew up in Warrenton, Georgia instilled with a love of church, family and community. She attended Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and from there, moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Upon graduation from Candler, she was ordained in the United Methodist Church and served churches and agencies in the North Georgia Conference for the following 11 years before receiving a call to start a new church with the United Church of Christ in 2006. 

In 2007, Susannah began gathering folks in Kirkwood and neighboring communities at Gathering Grounds Coffee shop, and from those intentional times of Bible study, service, community building, worship and lots of coffee, Kirkwood UCC began to become. 

Susannah continues to lead Kirkwood UCC in worship, service and creative ways to love the community.  She promotes meaningful worship that moves people toward a deeper relationship with God and others.  After 5 different locations, Kirkwood UCC has recently moved into a new sanctuary and a permanent home for their life together and community ministry. 

Susannah serves as a Mental Health First Aid trainer, and a teacher in the contextual education program at Candler School of Theology.  Susannah also serves on the Candler Alumni Board, the Emory & Henry Alumni Board and the Church Building and Loan Fund Board of the United Church of Christ.  Susannah has recently joined the APS Go Team for Toomer Elementary and is grateful to be a part of the Kirkwood Business Owners Association. 

Susannah, her partner Susan and their dog Louise live in Kirkwood and (most of the time) are ridiculously happy and grateful!



Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Susannah Davis

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A New Song

Tuesday December 26, 2023
It’s still Christmas, my friends, and we are in a season of singing songs. At this point, I wonder how many times you’ve heard Nat King Cole singing, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” or maybe a little Brenda Lee, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Or perhaps, the one and only always and forever, Amy Grant…”Breath of Heaven, Hold Me Together, Be Forever near Me”…. Perhaps at this point, though, you’re kind of sick of those songs.

Susannah Davis: To Weed or Not to Weed

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Jesus explains in his parable of the weeds and wheat that we live in a world of both the good and the bad, and it can be frustrating. We've all got weeds in us, and thankfully we have some wheat in us too, all intertwined and growing together, connected to one another, in the soil of God's heart and love, in this world where, for now, we are planted.