Equipping leaders to better serve their churches and communities.

Cook Native American Ministries Foundation

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Become part of the mission by volunteering your time to attend to the needs of others. Quickly fill out our contact form to find opportunities!

Grants

We consider grant requests for ministry programs and other initiatives to encourage leadership development.

Sponsorships

Join us in our cause to help our communities flourish and bloom to their full potential

In response to the Christian Gospel, Cook Native American Ministries Foundation equips leaders to better serve their churches and communities.

History

In 1870 Charles H. Cook moved to Sacaton, Arizona to serve as a teacher to the Akimel O’odham people. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church and it was important to Cook to offer quality educational opportunities for Native people to train to serve their communities through the ministry. 

In the early 1900’s he established the Cook Bible School, first located in Phoenix and later, moving to a campus in Tempe, Arizona. Cook Christian Training School affirmed its position among the foremost in producing Christian leaders, pastors, teachers, educators and community leaders from across the nation and beyond.  

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Missions

The Cook School closed in 2008, but the organization remaining committed to its missionformed itself into a charitable foundation. Cook Native American Ministries Foundation (CNAMF) was formed to provide educational opportunities to current and future leaders so that they can guide their communities and churches to influence the world at large.  

Today, Cook Native American Ministries Foundation continues to expand the vision and passion of Charles H. Cook beyond the walls of a traditional school building – to bring new and greater opportunities for leadership education to Native Americans than ever before.  

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Meet the Team

 

Wendy Weston
Executive Director, CEO

Navajo

Della Pena
Board Liason, Grants Manager

Gila River Prima


   

Meet the Board

 

Michael Allison
Chairman, Board of Directors

Navajo

George "Skip" Herbert
Vance Home Gun

Confederated Salish / Kootenai

Gary Long

Muskogee Creek

Rev. Dr. Steven Marsh
Sandra Pattea
Treasurer

Navajo

Annette Stewart
Secretary

Gila River Pima

Sharon Tom
Vice Chairperson

Navajo

Rev. Dr. Sam Wynn

Lumbee

Contact us

Phone :

(480) 968-9354

Email :

info@cooknam.org

Address :

1414 W Broadway Rd, Ste 122
Tempe, AZ 85282

 

For questions related to grants, email grants@cooknam.org directly.