Cook Native American Ministries
Founded in 1911 by the Reverend Charles H. Cook for the purpose of educating, enabling and empowering Native Americans to be Christian leaders. This institution has always been a small community of learning and has taken an innovative approach to education by becoming an institution without walls. Cook prides itself on nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Learn more
A dream fulfilled
Sharon Selestewa followed God’s voice to claim her calling
Like many a biblical dreamer before her, the Rev. Sharon Selestewa heard God call her name while she slept. And not just once, but three times.
Raised by devout Christian grandparents of Native American heritage in Salt River, Ariz., Selestewa had at first distanced herself from their faith community and traditions. “Growing up, I didn’t want to have anything to do with the church,” she says. “I was in the world for quite a while.”
Her first dream changed all that.
“About twenty-five years ago I had a dream of a light next to my bed, and a voice was calling my name,” she recalls of the dream she had in 1986. “I looked up and I wasn’t scared. It was soothing and warm and comforting to be in the light.”
In her dream, the voice told Selestewa to go to Cook School. Keep reading.