REVEREND CHERYL ALSTON is a native New Yorker. She attended Erasmus Hall High School and after graduation, she
attended the New York City Technical College and Brooklyn College. She studied Human Services with an interest in Gerontology.
She also attended seminary school in New York City.
Cheryl worked for the Department of Social Services where she was a center-based trainer. She trained a staff of 188 on Old and
New Procedures. She also was a check fraud auditor for many years in Social Services. She later became an administrator
supervising 12 supervisors who supervised six workers each who were all under her supervision. She made final decisions on their
cases and the handling of those cases.
Reverend Alston was also a part of African American Women for Societal Change at the Gay and Lesbian center in New York City.
She became a member of Unity Fellowship Church, Brooklyn under Rev. Z. Jones in 1995 and after completing classes she
became an Ordained Deacon in 1996 and went on to become an Ordained Minister in 1999.
Prior to attending Unity Fellowship Church, she was a member of Calvary Church in Brooklyn under Elder Clenso Allen. She
served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Mass Choir, and Missionary Board and taught vacation bible
After working 30 years for the Department of Social Services Cheryl retired and with her wife, Emily moved to Baltimore to be close to their daughters and
granddaughter. She is now a member of the Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore under Bishop Harris Thomas where she oversees the women’s ministry,
the fundraising committee and dance ministry. Rev. Alston is in the masters’ program getting a double masters, one in Divinity and the other a master in
Christian Counseling. She will have her first master’s in divinity in December 2012.