Pastor Cheryl is a Fort Wayne native, having graduated from New Haven High School prior to attending Indiana University (Bloomington) and completing her Master of Divinity at Louisville Seminary. An interesting bit of trivia is that she grew up in the First Presbyterian Church at 300 West Wayne Street in Fort Wayne. Who knew that some years later she would be appointed Senior Pastor at First Wayne Street UMC at 300 East Wayne Street in Fort Wayne?
It is a joy to serve in ministry in the heart of downtown and to be a part of this wonderful congregation at First Wayne Street! From children to teens to mature adults, there is something for everyone here at First Wayne Street! I look forward to meeting you.”
Pastor Cheryl has served Indiana United Methodist churches in Morgantown, Richmond and Vincennes prior to returning to Fort Wayne.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD, “plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)