Music has always been an integral part of Cheris life. At age 9 she learned to play the flute and years later taught herself to play the piano and guitar. She believes a pivotal time in her spiritual and music life came as a teenager when she joined her churchs worship team. As they nurtured her growing faith and musical abilities, God placed a new dream in her heart to sing and write for His glory and purpose.
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. Even though she knew Jesus Christ, she spent many years just being religious and not fully pursuing a life altering personal relationship with Him. Yet, God had a hold of her heart and continued to call her.
Intrigued and challenged by the promises found in Jeremiah 29 v 11-13, she began to seek God in a way she never had before. She longed to know and find God and uncover the plan that He had for her individual life. As she studied and applied the Word of God, she began to see her heart changing. In the process, she discovered that true worth and identity is rooted in being a child of God and knowing Jesus personally. She was transformed from a terrified girl to a Spirit led woman. Once so afraid to stand and speak in front of anyone, now by Gods grace Cheri fearlessly loves to share the message of the gospel and music.
Cheris first full-length CD entitled One Eye Open was released in November 2003. This collection of Word inspired songs captures moments from her journey of faith. Plans are underway for her second CD.
Cheri resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband Nathan and their three children. She attends Hinkletown Mennonite Church where she is an active part of their music ministry, serves as the Director of Childrens music ministry, and is apart of the womens ministry team.
Believing that God uses music as a unique way of speaking to our hearts and drawing us to Himself, Cheri strives to offer 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.
Cheri is a self-taught pianist and guitarist who 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.
Her unique combination of scripture and melody teach and present Gods word as true and living instructions for life. She is passionate about the Bible and desires to teach and feed people the Truth. She offers her listeners hope and leaves them holding onto the promises found only in the Word of God.
One of her goals as a writer is to use music as a way to paint a picture of the many facets involved in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Shes not afraid to be transparent in her lyrics hoping that it will free others to be that way with God and each other. Cheri has a heart to minister to people of all ages and openly shares from her life journey using personal stories and songs.
|In the Shadow||mp3 (4.47mb)|
|The Lords Prayer||mp3 (3.59mb)|
|You are my rock||mp3 (4.47mb)|