Born and raised in the St. Louis Missouri area, Cori is the pastor of Kingdom Embassy International, an activist & organizer with Ferguson Frontline, co-director of the Truth Telling Project, an international presenter on nonviolent conflict, a Nonviolence 365 Ambassador with The King Center, civics chairperson for Better Family Life Inc.’s Membership Association, and a part of Ferguson’s Women’s Caucus. Pastor Cori is also in the process of forming the new Ferguson/ St. Louis chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), to help ensure that the Kingian philospophy on nonviolence is ever present in the St. Louis area.
She is a recipient of the 2015 Woman of Courage Award from the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation. She is daughter of a politician and a parent of 2 amazing teenagers. Pastor Cori is a registered nurse, supervising nursing services for several mental health facilities in St. Louis city that serve the homeless, underserved, underinsured, and uninsured.
She has been on the frontlines of the Ferguson movement as a protester, as clergy, as a medic and as a victim of police assault on the day of the announcement not to indict Darren Wilson. She has been interviewed numerous times by several local and national media outlets. Pastor Cori plans to continue to stand alongside the youth of today in the fight for justice.