Melanie Davis

Full name: Dr. Melanie Davis, CSC, CSE, CSES

Dr. Melanie Davis sings while guest speaking at The UU Congregation at Montclair, NJ

Melanie J. Davis is the UUA's OWL Program Manager and is an all-levels Our Whole Lives trainer. She is the author of Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Older Adults and Sexuality and Our Faith: Companion to Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9, 2nd ed. She was the developmental editor for several other editions in the series.

About her work with the UUA Melanie says, "I was dedicated UU [Unitarian Universalist] as an infant, and since then UUism [Unitarian Universalism] has been part of my identity. Managing the OWL program lets me serve my faith community in a way that is meaningful to me and life enhancing—sometimes life saving—for countless others. It's a huge responsibility and honor to do this work."

Outside of the UUA, Melanie is an author, sexuality education consultant and counselor, adjunct professor, professional development provider, and lay worship service provider for UU congregations. She holds national certifications in sexuality counseling, sexuality education, and sexuality educator supervision from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She has a B.A. in mass communications and a minor in women’s studies from California State University, Hayward, in addition to an M.Ed. and PhD in human sexuality education from Widener University. She is a founding member and co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University.

She has three adult daughters and a blue heeler mix named Bella, who accompanied Melanie on a 14-week sabbatical road trip around the US in the spring and summer of 2019. As a result of the trip, Melanie wrote a sermon titled "Driving Toward the Tornado" because they did that, and they survived to tell the tale.

From Melanie Davis

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Our Whole Lives, Older Adult
Sexuality Education for Older Adults

Melanie Davis

A holistic sexuality education curriculum for older adults. Comprehensive and progressive, this program addresses sexuality with sensitivity and respect for older adults’ wisdom and life experience.

Central East Region

Guest In Your Pulpit - Melanie Davis

Melanie Davis

From Central East Regional Group
Guest In Your Pulpit - Melanie Davis

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Sexuality and Our Faith, Grades 7-9, Second Edition

Melanie Davis, Ann Hanson, Melissa Lopez

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop


Creating a Culture of Consent Around Touching

Melanie Davis

From LeaderLab
Once we can meet in person, our communities will need to be more mindful about interpersonal interactions, especially around touch.
Don't Do Our Whole Lives Online

Melanie Davis

From LeaderLab
Postpone Our Whole Lives programs until you can do them in person.

Principled Commitment | Tapestry of Faith

Principled Commitment: A Program for Unitarian Universalist Couples

Craig Hirshberg, Melanie Davis, Richard Bellingham, Stephanie Haymaker

From Principled Commitment
Avenues for growing in faith while nourishing committed partnership, connecting UU Principles to qualities to cultivate in relationships.


Exploring Who We Are

Melanie Davis

From WorshipWeb
Under the right circumstances, playing with fire is a delight—imagine being gathered round a firepit as the crackling flames invite us to sing, dance,...
A Spark of Hope

Melanie Davis

From WorshipWeb
If ever there were a time for a candle in the darkness, this would be it....

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