Cheryl came to Bucharest in early 2018 from Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve In the ministry of Touched Romania and Bucharest International Church. She has four adult children—two sons and two daughters—and only the youngest son is married. (No grandchildren yet!)
Cheryl is an ordained minister who served on the leadership team of Grand Rapids First Nueva Vida for seven years. Her husband passed away in 2003 and she experienced firsthand that God truly is close to the broken-hearted (Psalms 34:18). She believes that one of the ways God fulfills His promise to “place the lonely in families” (Psalms 68:6a) is through the church. It is her passion to mobilize God’s family to care for, disciple and encourage one another—and to reach out and embrace others who are lost and hurting.