Rev. Andrea E. Davidson has served as Pastor of Kelly Woodlawn United Methodist Church since July 2022. Rev. Davidson came to Kelly Woodlawn after serving 7 years as Senior Pastor of Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church in Chicago. She has well over 20 years experience in pastoral work including serving congregations in New York and Oakland, California where one member reported in a “Yelp” review, she “can preach the roof off the church.” Called out of corporate America, Rev. Davidson has used her God-given gifts to enhance ministries involving violence reduction, ending mass incarceration, education equity, economic development and jobs for the hard to employ.
In addition to her pastoral work, Rev. Davidson served as a Board Co-Chair of LiveFree Illinois, a faith-based organization that seeks “to rebuilt Black communities through the power of the Black church.” Blessed with full toolbox of pastoral skills and even a wonderful singing voice. God knew where he wanted Rev. Davidson to be placed and we, the congregation, are blessed to have her considerable skills applied to pastoral ministry here at Kelly Woodlawn and available to our community so in need of leadership, substance and the strength and power that comes from faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.