Casondra E. Burkley, LMSW, M.DIV
Casondra Burkley is a 40-year-old native of Houston, Texas. After graduating from James Madison High School, in 1997 she entered Baylor University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Speech Communications. It was during her sophomore year at Baylor that Casondra realized that God had a calling on her life. Casondra yielded to that call, and after graduation gave a year a half of her life to fulltime ministry with the Impact Movement, which is the sister organization to Campus Crusade for Christ. In 2006 she professed her call to preach the Word of God.
Casondra received her Master of Divinity at George W. Truett Seminary and a Master of Social Work at Baylor University, both in Waco, Texas in 2006. She has a plethora of experience in the field of social work, providing support, counseling, and guidance to children and adults in need. She has over 12 years of experience working as a licensed social worker. She currently works in the medical field of social work, helping children with special needs. She currently serves as the Co-Pastor of Fellowship of Faith Church, under the leadership of her husband Pastor David C. Burkley. They have one beautiful daughter. Casondra is also a proud member of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Casondra loves writing plays, poetry, motivational speaking, and acting. She has acted in several plays and has graced the stage in numerous programs, banquets, conferences, and retreats. Casondra has offered workshops and seminars around the country. Casondra wrote and directed her first stage play “A Change is Gonna Come” in 2006, which resulted in her being honored by the Mayor of the City of Waco, with “Casondra Brown Day, May 6, 2006. Her love for the arts and speaking guided her in starting her own production company; Don’t Wanna Miss Productions (DWMP). In 2016 she authored a book and released her second play, entitled Case Closed, based on her own true story of overcoming childhood poverty and a high school rape.
Birthed from her play and book is her latest development, Conquering the Obstacles of Painful Experiences (C.O.P.E. Inc.), a 501 (c) (3) organization which offers seminars, workshops, therapeutic and social services that assist individuals in taking what seemed to be a negative road block or obstacle in life and using it as a stepping stone to greatness.
Casondra’s scripture to live by is Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord. Saying whom shall I send, and whom will go for us? Then said I, Here I am; send me.”