Author Of Multicultural Diversity: Opening Our Hearts
"Employing her own voice and the voices of her colleagues and students, Dr. Wilson-Cone invites readers to look deeply into their own souls and spirits to discover the roots of multicultural diversity in their own lives. In the midst of today's forces which tend to denigrate various cultures and ethnicities, this valuable resource is a light in the darkness and ought to be in the possession of those who seek to explore openness and inclusiveness in the teaching and learning process." Rev. Cameron Byrd, D.Min. Retired Certified Educator Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Rev. Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone - ACPE Certified Educator, Retired Military Chaplain, Pastoral Counselor member in ACPE Psychotherapist, and Certified Clinical Pastoral Educator, ACPE
Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Wilson-Cone was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and reared in Cocoa, FL by her proud grandparents, the late Deacon Gene &Carrie Cone. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida A&M University in Speech Pathology, Master of Library Science at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Master of Divinity degree from Howard University Divinity School in Washington, D.C., Doctor of Divinity degree from Tennessee School of Religion in Memphis, and PhD from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.
She has served as Interim Pastor of an American Baptist Church, Associate Pastor and Director of the Chaplaincy Department in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland areas. In military Chaplaincy she has served as the 92nd Field Hospital and 2290th Hospital Reserve Chaplain.
She pastored while serving in active duty at Ft. Lewis, Washington where the membership exceeded 900 congregants. She came on active duty in 1995 and served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, and the first African-American female to develop and direct a Clinical Pastoral Education program for the U.S. Army.
This was the first time in the history of the U.S. Army that Madigan Hospital had such a program for training its Army Chaplains. She is a retired Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain and has served in the following positions: President of the largest Network in Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, the Racial Ethnic Multicultural Network; Past President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority here in Anchorage, AK.
Her previous position was that of Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at Providence Alaska Medical Center and the Far West Regional Chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. She is the Pastor of First American Baptist church, Anchorage, AK., and founder of Cone's Spiritual Counseling Center here in Anchorage, AK.