Rev. Lant and his wife,
Dr. Amanda Davis
Lant B. Davis is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he practiced law for almost twenty years before leaving with his wife Amanda and his son Lee in 1998 to attend Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). From and after his graduation in 2001, his first call was as assistant to the president at the Seminary. In 2005 he was called by Central Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, Indiana, to serve as their pastor; and he ministered there until 2016, when he and his wife Amanda moved back to Birmingham to be closer to Lant's father. At the same time the congregation of Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church called him as pastor, and Lant counts it a great blessing to continue in pastoral ministry here. He holds degrees from Duke University (A.B., 1976), Yale Law School (J.D., 1979), and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2001), where he currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees. Lant’s wife, Amanda Neel Davis (University of Louisville, Mathematics Education, Ph.D., 2005), is now retired from active teaching at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana State University and is writing a book on early childhood mathematics education. Their son, Lee Neel Davis (married to Jennifer Catena Davis), is an attorney in Washington, D.C., with Baker Botts L.L.P. In February 2016 Lee and Jen had a daughter, Amzi Catena Davis, who is much celebrated by the family. Jen is a manager at a laboratory integrity company.