Jennifer Brooke (-Davidson) was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 29, 1960, to John Charles Brooke and Sherry Sigler (Brooke) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, and received early childhood education at St. James Episcopal School in Corpus Christi. She graduated from King High School in Corpus Christi in 1978.
A resident of the newly-renamed Hopper College in Yale University, Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1982. She then earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985. Following graduation, she married Carrick (Brooke-) Davidson. They moved to Washington D.C., where she practiced law for 12 years, specializing in Uniform Commercial Code issues in business and banking transactions.
Following the birth of their two children, Emma and Kate, the family moved to Wimberley in the Texas Hill Country, and Jennifer retired from the practice of law. She became the Director of Family Ministry, and later Director of Evangelism and Formation, at St. Stephen’s Church in Wimberley. While on staff there, she earned a degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, completing Anglican studies under the supervision of Bishop Robert Hibbs. She was ordained to the diaconate at St. Stephen’s on June 10, 2009 by Bishop David Reed, and to the priesthood on December 16, 2009 by Bishop Gary Lillibridge.
Jennifer served as assistant rector of St. Stephen’s from 2009-2011. She served as vicar of Saint Elizabeth, Buda, Texas, until her election as bishop suffragan at Diocesan Council on February 25, 2017. She was consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal church and as Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of West Texas by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on July 29, 2017 at Christ Church, San Antonio.