Sheryl grew up in a Christian home in rural Alberta, Canada, and came to Christ through her church’s children’s ministry when she was 9 years old. God gave her a passion for teaching and for children so she began serving in children’s ministry as a young teen and never looked back.
After obtaining her elementary education degree, Sheryl taught in Christian schools in Alberta and Japan before responding to a call to full time ministry, attending seminary and serving 13 years as a children’s pastor in two churches. In 2004, God gave Sheryl a broader vision for ministry: “Disciple the children of the nations!” A year later, she joined the missionary staff of Kidzana Ministries as an international trainer of children’s workers. Since 2005 Sheryl has trained children’s workers and trainers with multiple denominations and organizations in 15 different countries of Africa and Asia. She currently serves as the International Training Director with Kidzana, assisting in the coordination of Kidzana’s training ministry, but also helping to serve as a facilitator and trainer for a global movement called “1 for 50”, whose vision is to reach and disciple every child by training one children’s worker for every 50 children on the planet. Her passion is to empower local men and women to reach and disciple the children in their sphere of influence. Sheryl joined ACTION in 2012, and is seconded to Kidzana Ministries.