Abigail Cook

Abigail Cook, Admissions Counselor
Admissions Counselor : admissions, advancement, Staff


Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 2007; McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia Master of Divinity, 2010.


Abigail is an outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking with her family amid the breathtaking scenery of Shenandoah Valley. She has many interests, including traveling, collecting plants, exploring bookstores, cooking, and drinking coffee. Abigail's true joy comes from bringing people together over a meal and making them feel right at home.


First on Fifth, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Abigail is married to Dr. Jacob Alan Cook, Academic Program Director for Pathways Grant and Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Together they have three EMS flames who will graduate in the '32, '34, and '35 classes.

Community involvement

Abigail is ordained through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and has completed leadership training with the Kansas Leadership Center. She is interested in learning more about and becoming involved with EMS and EMU's Restorative Justice in Education collaborations.

Favorite Bible verses

"...And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:8

I'm inspired by...

The beauty of nature, including the vastness of the ocean and the promise of sunrise and sunset.

My dream for EMS

That Eastern Mennonite School would be to be a place to practice that which we feel called in Jesus; to grow in faith that it becomes practice, to grow in knowledge that it becomes wisdom, to grow in integrity that it becomes habit, to grow in compassion that it becomes discipleship and that by this witness we would spread hope and learn to be bearers of the way of peace.