The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson began her ministry as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia on November 4, 2019. Bishop Brooke-Davidson assists Bishop Goff in the full range of episcopal functions in the Diocese, including Sunday and other visitations, oversight of the diocesan regional structures, including the Deans and Presidents of the regions, oversight of the Committee for Congregational Mission, support of persons in the ordination process, congregational development, conflict transformation and work with other diocesan committees and commissions. She has a particular passion for developing adaptive leadership capacity in ordained and lay leaders, for equipping the Church to live out the Great Commission in the 21st century, and for fostering deep discipleship and spiritual engagement in the people of God.
Bishop Brooke-Davidson was consecrated Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of West Texas in 2011. A native of that diocese, she served at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Buda and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wimberley. Much her work focused on congregational development, evangelism, and formation, and she served for many years as an Examining Chaplain. She is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, The University of Texas School of Law, and Yale University.
Bishop Brooke-Davidson lives in Richmond with her husband, Carrick Brooke-Davidson, an environmental attorney who has been enjoying playing ice hockey and rowing on the James River. She is enjoying resuming an old passion for gardening, and exploring the emerging food scene in Richmond and around the Diocese. They have two grown daughters, Emma and Kate.