Pastor Priester holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State College in Family and Child Services, and certifications for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is a licensed N.J. Realtor and Notary Public. She was a former board member of the Division of Social Services for the township of Neptune, N.J. Pastor Priester retired as a Billing Supervisor in June of 2014 from FirstEnergy Corporation after 28 years of service.
On February20, 2001, after attending the Christian Institute of Divinity Studies, she was licensed and ordained from the position of Deaconess to Elder. In May 2010 she became the Assistant Pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple. Little did she know that God was preparing her for a higher calling and on July 13, 2014 Pastor Priester was ordained as the Pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple. She gives all the glory and honor to God and is thankful for the foundational principles deposited in her life by such awesome spiritual mothers and fathers in the gospel.