Mrs. Vicki Cox - Usher Ministry

Ask Vicki Cox about selecting a career and the answer is always a simple one: “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

In the nearly 30 years that she has worked with vulnerable populations, including mental health concerns, substance abuse issues, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and traumatic brain injury, she has lived the simple answer she always gives.

Born and raised in Mississippi, Vicki has spent much of her life and career serving others in the nonprofit arena: volunteering with community outreach programs that minister to youth; providing spiritual growth and educational seminars to church leaders and working to educate youth and adults in the areas of Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Fifteen years ago, Vicki became a resident of the great city of Memphis! Following her love for nonprofit leadership and community outreach, she continued to work with organizations that enhance lives and positively impact families. “What an amazing opportunity it is to serve our community through nonprofit agencies”, said Cox. “When you believe, like I do, in being a part of what makes our communities, our cities and own lives better, you must align every area of your life with making ‘BETTER’ a reality.

Since making Memphis our home, our family has strived to be a part of the solution in making our city BETTER.” Vicki currently serves as the Executive Director of Children and Family Enrichment (CAFE) at Idlewild Presbyterian Church. CAFE provides families in the greater Memphis Metropolitan Area mental tools of resilience to mitigate the negative economic, psychological, and social impact associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Vicki describes the goal of the work she does through CAFE as being a cornerstone in the building of strong family foundations throughout the city of Memphis”.

When not at the office, Vicki spends her time in service at Brown Missionary Baptist Church where she is the President of the Ushers Ministry and active with the Women’s Ministry as co-chair of Service Projects and Activities.

Vicki is a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville where she earned a master’s degree in Public Health – Health Planning and Administration and the University of Mississippi where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.

Vicki is a six-time recipient of The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces of Memphis for leading agencies to a high performing, cohesive culture.

She is currently working on a Doctorate degree in Religious Education. Vicki and her husband Michael have been married 26 years. Their son Torrance lives in Atlanta, Georgia and their fur baby Roman, a 8-year-old Pitbull, runs their Memphis household. Michael is a former All American Ole Miss Track Athlete and Vicki is a former half marathoner.