Charles was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and his home congregation is Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartland, Mich. He has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, and received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 2008. Before serving in Southeast Asia, he was the sole pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, Mich. (2008-2013). Charles has served as an Air Force chaplain since 2011. In his free time, Charles enjoys reading, working on computers, playing Frisbee and cheering on the Green Bay Packers football team.
Cheryl was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, which she uses to homeschool their children. Cheryl enjoys cross-stitching, playing games and Frisbee, and taking daily walks in the neighborhood. Charles and Cheryl have five beautiful children – Caleb, Caitlin, Carissa, Cassandra and Chloe – with whom they love spending time.
Pray for Charles and Cheryl as they serve in Asia. Pray for their family as they continue living in Indonesia. Pray they are used daily to lovingly minister to the local people with whom they serve and live. Pray specifically that Charles is spiritually guided as he strives to teach, serve and lead. Let us give thanks that the Ferrys are serving in this part of the world.