Cherrie was baptized and confirmed at age 12 in a Presbyterian church in Douglasville, GA. She graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in religious studies and received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1987, Cherrie has served as a minister of education, a co-pastor, a campus minister (Duke University), a pastor, and a parish associate. She also taught spiritual formation at Duke Divinity School for ten years.
In 2017 Cherrie walked the Camino in Spain, confirming what she has always known, that she and we, all are pilgrims on this earth.
As Westminster’s Pastor of Congregational Care & Mission, Cherrie hears God calling us all down life’s pilgrim paths, the world all arounds us, and Jesus with the Spirit and the company of the blessed at our side. The walk takes courage and faith, and it is not easy, but the way is good. Nay, very good (Buen Camino!).
Cherrie’s family includes her spouse Andy, daughter Abi, son-in-law Derek, son Sam, and daughter-in-law Izzy. Cherrie enjoys walking, hiking, good baked goods, iced decaf cold brew, going to the theatre, reading, and traveling. She roots for the Tarheels despite working 25 years with the Blue Devils (who also hold a special place in her heart).