Course Instructor: The Rev. Cheri Lovell
Ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1998, Cheri Lovell has served every level of the denomination in both professional and volunteer capacities: local church, Association, Conference, regional, national, international, and ecumenical. Currently President of the Western North Carolina Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Conference Board of Directors, Cheri has worked with churches, pastors and lay leaders in every Conference of the UCC as a member of the UCC’s national staff, and has attended nine General Synods.
An experienced curriculum developer and instructor, Cheri serves as a member of the Financial Literacy & Management in Ministry Project — a program funded by The Lilly Endowment at Seattle University’s School of Theology & Ministry. She has created curricula for two (soon to be three) of the courses in the online post-graduate certificate program, and has taught three of the program’s six courses. Cheri has also taught at Lancaster Seminary as a guest instructor and as part of a summer in-residence program, and has led workshops on a variety of topics across the UCC.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Cheri began her career in banking and investments before returning to Emory University to earn a Master of Divinity and a Certificate in Women’s Studies. A consultant to churches and not-for-profit organizations, Cheri offers strategy, management and governance services through her Charlotte-based firm, The Strategic Org.