Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Cheryl grew up in Fresno and graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a BA in psychology. She completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a Masters in Theology, from Fuller Theological Seminary. She will graduate in March 2018 with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy Studies from Eastern University.
Cheryl is an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific University and Biblical Seminary. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Special areas of interest include: marital therapy, missionary care, relational issues, identity development, and grief and loss.
Cheryl married her college sweetheart, Peter Smith, in 1993. They have two teenage boys who keep them busy with their many and varied interests. Cheryl and her family have spent seven years living and serving internationally in Lithuania, Czech Republic, and Zambia.