Richmond native Evan Davis earns award for academic achievement, contributions to campus life

Evan Davis, a native of Richmond, VA and a second-year scholar at The Dean Rajashekar and Evan DavisLutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), has earned the Paul J. Hoh/ Elizabeth Reed Award recognizing his academic achievement, dedication, contributions to seminary life and his promise for ministry.

Davis is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, where the Rev. Thomas A. Omholt is pastor. He is a 2003 graduate of Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, and in 2007 graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, also completing requirements for a B.A. in Government.

Prior to entering seminary Davis worked briefly as an Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in McLean, VA, then at The Westin Arlington (VA) Gateway Hotel as an Executive Meeting Specialist and as the Group Rooms Coordinator. While at seminary he has been involved in similar duties at the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia. While a collegian he worked in Virginia with Howard Dean’s political campaign (2004).  Davis is a candidate for the M.Div. Degree at LTSP, with aspirations to become a parish pastor and potentially to return to school to pursue a Ph.D. in church history and/or theological ethics.

He is engaged to Brett Wilson, also an LTSP seminarian, Richmond native and College of William and Mary graduate, although they had not met before attending seminary together. Wilson also hopes to become a parish pastor.

The Hoh Award is named in part for the late Rev. Dr. Paul Hoh, a much-revered former seminary president.

(in the photo: LTSP Dean J. Paul Rajashekar and Evan Davis)