Cheryl grew up on a farm near Wadena, MN. She graduated from Wadena High School and Bemidji State University. Cheryl was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and has been a member of Zion since 1984. In 2013, Cheryl graduated from Luther Seminary with a certificate degree in Congregational and Community Care. She completed the ELCA candidacy process in 2016 as an Associate in Ministry. Prior to serving as Minister of Faith Formation, Cheryl served in Zion’s Parish Health Ministry from 2009-2015. She has two grown sons, Andrew and Zach.