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(The E-Series) Founding Moments: The Vision that Inspired a Movement – Part 1

In part one of this special episode, we're joined by Hospice of the Piedmont volunteer and co-founder, Vance Davis. Vance takes us on a sentimental journey to the early days of Hospice of the Piedmont. He highlights his own upbringing and how early encounters of loss, grief and the end-of-life experience helped pave the way for what would someday be Hospice of the Piedmont.

May 1, 2024

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Guest Bio: Vance Davis was born in 1939, a child of the southern Appalachian mountains. Vance finished Spring Creek High School in 1957 and attended High Point College, graduating in 1961. From there, he went to Yale University Divinity School, where he received his BD in 1964. Vance returned to NC to serve as minister to the Highlands Methodist Church. He returned to graduate school in 1966 at Drew University (NJ) where he received his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics in 1970. Vance once again returned to NC in 1972 to become Associate Minister of the Asheboro First United Methodist Church. He was there for one year, when he received an offer to teach in the Religion Department of High Point College. Vance remained at High Point for 33 years first as teacher, then as administrator (Vice President of Academic Affairs) until retiring in 2006. Vance is married to Janet L. Davis (34 years) and they have three children and six grandchildren.


Presented by Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph, The E-Series is an educational webinar series aimed at engaging our community, exploring relevant topics and educating about ways to connect with our organization. Funding for The E-Series is provided by the Dr. John A. Lusk Fund for Hospice and Palliative Care Education. To listen to previously recorded episodes of The E-Series, click here.