Founder + Director

Cheryl McManus

Founder + Director
Cheryl McManus


Born in:

Toronto, ON        

Current Location:

Burnaby, BC

 

Current Life: 

Enjoying my new role as a full time stay at home mom to 2 beautiful girls (1 baby and 1 preschooler). Married almost 9 years!

 

Credentials: 

Studied 1 year of Fine Arts at Brock University and 3 years of Theology through Masters College and Seminary. Served with children’s, preteen and youth ministries at Central in St Catharines, including interning as the Youth Assistant. I have served and helped to lead different local and overseas missions and worship teams over the years. I also had the privilege to serve for several years as the Children's Pastor at Broadway Church in Vancouver, and most recently as an after school care program manager. 

 

I became a Christian when...

At age 16, a friend from school invited me to youth group. I connected with the people and felt inspired by the message. I prayed and asked Jesus to show me He's real - and He answered! And I found the peace, hope and truth I needed. Since then, I’ve been rocked and reminded of how awesome God is – that He is true, real and so so good! I know I was, and would still be, so lost without Him. 

 

A few of my favourite things...

Sandals, Iced coffee, dark chocolate, beaches, bright colours, Disney, watching my babies sleep and hearing them giggle. 

 

What I would say to my teenage self:

"Let go of all your worry, all your loneliness and shame, and see that God has been with you All. This. Time. He loves you and will never let you go."

 

A Bible verse I love: 

Zephaniah 3:17

"The LORD your God in your midst is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

God's love is so real and active, He doesn't just sort of like us, but He Rejoices that we are His!