Cheryl comes to Kids Hope USA with extensive experience in a variety of roles and organizations, most recently with Camp Geneva here in West Michigan. Prior to her time at Camp Geneva, Cheryl played key roles at Mars Hill Bible Church as its Ministry Advancement Director, as Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and as the Faith and Community Relations Director at Habitat for Humanity in Kent County Michigan. Cheryl is an ordained RCA Minister, earning her Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland and her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.
Cheryl shares, “I’ve witnessed first-hand the power of mentoring and have been a big fan of Kids Hope for years. Church directors and mentors are some of the most graceful, passionate, faithful, and engaging people one will ever meet. I love working alongside such amazing people; it’s a privilege to be part of a community committed to making a real and lasting difference in the lives of at-risk children.”
Cheryl and her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband live in Grand Rapids where their son is an Americore volunteer working on poverty alleviation efforts, and their daughter is a junior at Hope College. Besides loving anything active outdoors and traveling, Cheryl enjoys nothing more than a smack-down game of Settlers of Catan or Euchre with her family.