Dr. Perdita received her honorary doctoral degree from St.Thomas Christian University College located in Jacksonville, Florida in 2009. Dr. Perdita is the Co-Pastor of New Born Fellowship Christian Center “A Church Like No Other” located at 1550 North Clinton Avenue in Rochester, New York, where she assists in ministry with her husband, Dr. Warren E. Meeks Sr., supporting God’s vision to leading a great ministry. As a result of their passion to help and motivate men and women, their ministry has grown from 23 families to well over 2500 hundred families, “Building People of Power, Purpose and Praise."As a beauty expert, Dr. Perdita modeled professionally for Jet Magazine for 4 consecutive years. A world renowned platform artist and a national award winning stylist for over 20 years. She owned and operated Perdita Marcel's Salon and Boutique for over 10 years. She was a guest of the Oprah Winfrey's Show for a model search in 2005. At the age of 40 years she placed 2nd runner up in the Mrs. New York Beauty pageant, winning 1st place as Rochester Beauty and 1st place for Mrs. Personality in 2010.Dr. Perdita is the author of three life-changing books, “A Women’s Tool for Self Empowerment," “Organize Your Life for Success," and "365 Days of Empowerment Journal." Through her books and her daily blog entitled Empowerment “Making It Happen with Dr. Perdita” she shares her wisdom and “golden nuggets” on how to excel in life. Along with a variety of website topics including: healthy eating, weight loss, maintaining a positive self-image, empowerment-talk videos, business smarts, relationships, family and faith.