Rev. Dr. Stacey Cole Wilson, pastor, teacher, mother, wife, youth-advocate, and award winning author, is the Lead Pastor of Good Hope Union United Methodist Church located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Before coming to Good Hope Union, Rev. Wilson served as the Lead Pastor of Mount Winans United Methodist Church in Baltimore and as the Associate Pastor of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church in Linthicum, Maryland.
Dr. Wilson has received national acclaim as a lectionary writer for the General Board of Global Ministries and for her prayer and litanies published in the award winning Africana Worship Book. She has been recognized as a Lenten and Advent devotional writer for Catholic Charities, the Co-Chairperson of Worship for the BWC Annual Conference, an instructor for District and Connectional United Methodist Schools and as a Connecting Elder for the Eastern Montgomery Cluster Churches of the Greater Washington District.
She currently serves on the Board of Governors for Wesley Theological Seminary (Investments and Campaign Readiness Committees), The Executive Committee of The Board of Ordained Ministry as the Registrar for Provisional Membership, The Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore (2007-2014), The Female Clergy Support Group of Maryland as Chaplain, and as a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers.
Pastor Stacey has earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Morgan State University and has worked professionally as a Senior Analytical Chemist specializing in Petroleum and Materials Characterization via Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).
She has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Collaborative Community-Church Partnerships. She is a licensed Professional Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a distinguished Lewis Fellow, Transition in Ministry (TiM) Excellence Fellow, Lewis Community Leadership Fellow, and a Princeton Theological Seminary Roundtable Fellow.
Stacey Cole Wilson is the wife of International Music Producer and Pastor Wayne Wilson, the mother of two great joys in her life, Ava and Christian Wilson, the proud daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cole, the sister of two, and the auntie of six nephews. Furthermore, she is your sister in Christ who is here to celebrate the goodness of God with you and to witness of God's wonders at work in YOUR LIFE even now!
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
God does not faint or grow weary;
God's understanding is unsearchable.
29 God gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:28-31, NRSV