The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was ordained and consecrated as sixth Bishop Suffragan of West Texas on July 29. She is the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the diocese. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was chief consecrator and preached.

Curry quoted Brooke-Davidson as saying that the key to lighting the fire within yourself is a relationship with Jesus, that people will see that fire, and they will want to imitate it.

“She’s right,” Curry said, “there is just something about this Jesus.”

Brooke-Davidson will serve alongside the Rt. Rev. David Reed, whom she succeeds as Bishop Suffragan. Reed was invested in June as tenth Bishop of West Texas.

Brooke-Davidson was elected at in February. She was ordained a priest in 2009 after graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary. She served as vicar of St. Elizabeth’s in Buda from 2011 until June of this year. She also served as assistant rector of St. Stephen’s in Wimberley from 2009 to 2011.

Before her ordination, Brooke-Davidson practiced commercial financial law for 12 years. She is married to Carrick Brooke-Davidson, and they have two grown daughters, Emma and Kate.

Adapted from the Diocese of West Texas

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