Cheryl has been serving in Mexico as a missionary since 2001. She has a heart to see others come to faith in Jesus and to see them grow in that new faith. She, along with her husband Neil, disciple teenagers and adults using their coaching skills.
As Cheryl coaches, she loves to “see” someone’s face light up when they discover something they haven’t thought of before and the excitement that goes with it. Some of their comments have been, “That’s amazing. Why didn’t I think of that before?” “You gave me time to think”, and “I don’t feel pressured when I talk to you.”
When people talk to Cheryl, they enjoy the strength that comes from her calmness and stability. She is optimistic, easy to talk to and is a natural listener. She will walk with you through the obstacles, help you see the positive, and lighten the load with her gentle humor. She believes God has created potential in everyone. Her desire is to encourage others into their God-given success.
Cheryl earned her associate degree in animal science, and then worked in agricultural research for 12 years before following the Lord in faith to Mexico. This was one of several transitions that would test her as well as cause her to grow in her faith. Through these transitions she has developed her values of integrity, loyalty and accountability among others.
In 2012 Cheryl began training as a coach through the school CoachU. She graduated from the Core Essentials program and then continued her training in the Advanced program. In 2014, she earned her certification with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
She has worked with missionaries, Business As Mission (BAM) folks, office workers, business people, parents, couples, teenagers, as well as entrepreneurs. Some of the topics were faith/beliefs, health/wellness, and transitions, among others. The most exciting part for her is that she has to depend on the Lord for insight, and trust the Lord to work in the person’s life to accomplish His purpose. Cheryl considers it a privilege to be used by the Lord in this way!