Reverend Cole spent her formative years in Roslyn, NY and attended Friendship Baptist Church under Pastor Richard Hunter. Since the early 90’s Reverend Cole was an active church member at Blessed Trinity Baptist Church in New York, NY, and assisted the late Rev. Phillip M. Mann with ministerial responsibilities and in 2005 received her call to Ministry. In 2010, Rev. Cole did her trial sermon at Greater Centennial AME Zion Church in Mount Vernon, NY under Rev. Dr. W. Darin Moore, who is now the Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District AME Zion Church.
Rev. Cole has been in the healthcare and social service field for most of her career her extensive experience in these fields has led to the development of a Home Health Aide and Certified Nurse’s Aide training program. In 1997, she founded Cudley’s Training Program, Inc., www.cudleys.com, certified aides had been placed in-home care agencies, nursing homes, group homes and hospitals throughout the entire east coast. These Trained aides are taking care of the sick, elderly and disabled from infants to seniors.
Rev. Cole attended Utica College of Syracuse University in 1985, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She subsequently enrolled in the Borough of Manhattan Community College and received her A.A.S. in Nursing in 1996 and has worked as a licensed Registered Nurse. Rev. Cole earned a Master of Arts degree as a Nurse Executive from Teachers College of Columbia University in 2004, where she graduated with honors and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Rev. Cole completed her Master of Divinity in 2011 from New York Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York in 2017. Rev. Cole is married to Michael Cole, and they have one son Joshua Michael Cole.
Jeremiah 29:11 states, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. The best is yet to come in the service of the Lord.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong—because someday you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver
The service we render to others is the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not “to have and to hold” but “to give and serve.” There can be no other meaning. -Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell.