Cheri, a self-taught pianist and guitarist, draws inspiration from her own personal times with God as well as from everyday life experiences to compose honest, reflective songs that encourage growing faith and worship. Passionate about the Bible, she desires to teach and "feed" people the Truth through music, leaving them them holding onto the promises found only in the Word of God.
Music has always been an integral part of Cheri's life. A pivotal time in her spiritual journey came as a teenager when she joined her church's worship team. As they nurtured her growing faith and musical abilities, God placed a new dream in her heart to sing and write for Him. As Cheri grappled with the dream of music ministry, she found herself face to face with underlying insecurities and fears that had a stronghold on her life since childhood. Intrigued and challenged by the promises found in Jeremiah 29:11-13, she began to seek God in a way she never had before. As she studied and applied the Word of God, she began to witness her heart changing and the transforming power of God working in her life.
She continues to learn and embrace each new season as an opportunity to grow closer to God, while passing along seeds of faith to the next generation. She aims to live her life as a "living memorial to show that God is faithful to His promises" as described in Psalm 92:15 (amplified).
Cheri's first recording in 2001 was a Christmas song entitled "Unwrap the Gift", which was released to radio and received international airplay. She followed that with a full-length CD entitled "One Eye Open", released in November 2003. In September 2015, she released a single, "Connected", written to honor two babies she miscarried and her friend's stillborn son, Liston. She continues to write for her next recording project.
Cheri resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband Nathan and three of their four children. She serves as a worship leader and the Children's Music Director at Hinkletown Mennonite Church in Ephrata, PA. She enjoys teaching piano lessons and music at Crossroads Community Homeschool.
Believing that God uses music as a unique way of speaking to our hearts and drawing us to Himself, Cheri offers songs that invite us to personally encounter Jesus for the first time or in a fresh new way.
Driven by the awesome, unchanging love of God, she challenges her listeners to move on to the next level in their faith, knowing that true freedom and change can only be obtained through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She longs for people to move beyond the walls of "religion" and their past to find freedom and a victorious life in Christ, regardless of their present circumstances.
Her goal is to know Christ deeper and make Him known through worship and her writing. It delights her heart to lead others to God's throne in worship using hymns, contemporary songs, original music and scripture.