Reverend Dawn Cherri Snell
Reverend Dawn Cherri Snell is a native of Stamford, CT, the eldest child of Robert and the late Nancy A. Snell of Stamford. For 22 years, in the secular realm, Reverend Snell was employed by H. Muehlstein, Inc., in Norwalk, CT. She was released by the Lord in July, 2007.
A product of the Stamford Public School System, Reverend Snell holds an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Bennett Jr. College in Millbrook, NY and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Reverend Snell also holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Connecticut Institute of Christian Religion in Bridgeport, CT and a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS), matriculating in the top one percent of her class. Reverend Snell is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Ministry, also at NYTS. She has completed one unit as a Chaplain Intern in the Clinical Pastoral Educational Program at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT and Pastoral Care Specialist Certificates.
Reverend Snell has the honor of becoming the first licensed and ordained female minister in the history of Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Stamford, CT under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Tommie Jackson. While at Faith Reverend Snell served as an Associate Minister as well as an Adult Sunday School Ministry Instructor, Church-Wide Enrichment Bible Conference Instructor, and as a Co-Chairperson of the National Day of Prayer. In addition, she was an Instructor for the Progressive National Baptist Convention — Congress of Christian Education, Eastern Region — and the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. As a Retreat Facilitator and Instructor in various spiritual venues, she also served as an Assistant Treasurer with the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. Currently, she is the Corresponding Secretary under the leadership of President Reverend Dr. Lindsay Curtis. She also serves on the Executive Board of the NAACP, Stamford, CT.
Reverend Snell has been honored with several faith-based and community awards, including Grand Marshall for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. March, Stamford, CT. Reverend Snell is a former teacher with the Connecticut School of Religion and the Boise E. Kimber Leadership School under the umbrella of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. She is the Visionary and Founder of, “Seven Women at the Cross”, a yearly Holy Week Worship Experience.
Her favorite Scripture is found in the Book of Romans, Chapter 8: Verse 28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (KJV). As a humble servant of Jehovah, Reverend Snell deems it an honor and a privilege to be divinely chosen, anointed and strategically placed, under and through the unction of the Holy Spirit for such a time as this to set the captives free!