Creola Thomas was born and raised in Chicago in the most notorious housing complexes. Her mother was an urban missionary and her father was a noted pastor committed to living and working amongst the poor. Growing up in the hardest part of Chicago taught her that even on the dark side of life our light as Christians can still shine. After high school Thomas attended Columbia College and majored in Theater. She had the honor of attending Wheaton College, where he earned a Masters in Evangelism. A few years later she attended Northeastern and earned a MA in Special Education. She currently teaches full-time for CPS.