Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah, Ph.D.

DWS 704: The Sacred Actions and Ministries of Christian Worship

Rev. Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah served as Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Alliance University (formerly Nyack College) for more than two decades, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, and coordinating chapels. She holds a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from Drew University and an M.Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary. She preaches and teaches for churches, conferences, and other ministries in the United States and internationally. She also delights to lead students on the Footsteps of Paul in Greece, a transformative experience that brings the Bible to life.

Amy is the founder and director of Woman: A Rite of Passage, an empowering program designed to facilitate the transforming journey of Christian womanhood by developing participants’ relationship with God, themselves, others, and creation. After helping university women discover identity, engage body and spirit, and empower voice for more than a decade, Woman is now a video curriculum available to churches and other organizations. 

Amy is the author of Meaning in the Moment: How Rituals Help Us Move Through Joy, Pain, and Everything In Between and The Book of Womanhood. Her writing has been featured in academic journals as well as by Christianity TodayCBE InternationalRedbud Writers Guild, and Missio Alliance. Amy loves to exercise, take photos, climb mountains, adventure with her husband and sons, learn languages, and enjoy the beach. Find her on the web at amydavisa.com and on Twitter and Instagram @amyfdavisa.


  • M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies, Drew University