Christ Church Announces: Two Talks by Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Christ Church has announced two talks by Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year. Both will take place on Sunday, November 21 in Christ Church’s Parish Hall.

11:15 am “A Cry in the Desert”

What can spending months outdoors teach us about connection and community? How did Jennifer’s five-month journey help to shape her life, her faith, and her worldview, and what can these lessons teach us about engagement with our everyday surroundings.

5:00 pm Lecture & Book Signing “Faith & The Outdoors: Hearing a Voice in the Wilderness”

Book signing and reception will take place at Dogwood Books and Gifts

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, author, speaker and entrepreneur who has hiked over 14,000 miles on six different continents, including three Appalachian Trail traverses (one of which established a Fastest Known Time at 46 days – an average of 47 miles per day).

As a mom, she has also hiked over 1,750 miles. She is a member of the President’s Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, played a prominent role in the 2020 IMAX film Into America’s Wild and served on the board of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Jennifer has published ten books, including her “empowering blueprint on resilience” The Pursuit of Endurance (Penguin Random House), her seminal Appalachian Trail memoir Becoming Odyssa, and an award-winning project with celebrated Southern watercolorist Alan Shuptrine called I Come from a Place. She has also written articles for The New York Times and national and regional magazines like Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and Blue Ridge Outdoors.

Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. We fulfill this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, Church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs.

The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and our bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books. Their 40-year partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor allows them to serve those in Greenwich who are in need of food.

The Mission of Christ Church Greenwich is to be a vibrant Episcopal community proclaiming God’s love for every human being, no exceptions. Following Jesus’ teachings is their compass for personal growth, community outreach and harmonious living. Its vision is to seek and serve God in all people through inspiration from the Bible, worship, community outreach, music, and art in our sacred historic home.

Questions about this event? Contact the Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden at [email protected]
or (203) 869.6600 x 28