Course Instructor: The Rev. Cheri Lovell

Photo of Cheri LovellOrdained 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.


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