Cherrie was raised in Douglasville, Georgia, where she was baptized and confirmed at age 12 in the First Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Rhodes College with a BA in Religious Studies and received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1987, Cherrie has served as an Associate Minister of Education (First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, GA), a Co-pastor (Calypso, NC), and as the Presbyterian Campus Minister at Duke University (1995-2010). Most recently she was part-time Pastor to Efland Presbyterian Church (Efland, NC) and part-time Parish Associate Pastor for Young Adults at First Presbyterian in Durham. She also teaches spiritual formation at Duke Divinity School.
Cherrie is trained as a Stephen’s Ministry Leader and has certifications in K-6 public school teaching (Campbell University), nonprofit management (Duke University) and spiritual formation (Columbia Theological Seminary). Her family includes husband Andy Henry, daughter Abi Warmack and son-in-law Derek Warmack, son Sam Henry, and dog Dessie. Cherrie enjoys walking and hiking, good baked goods and coffee, going to the theatre, reading, and traveling.
Please note: Cherrie’s day off is Friday.