Community Chapel - Rev. Cheryle Hanna
Cheryle R.C. Hanna is currently the Minister of Discipleship at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church since June 2009. She is a citizen of the United States and excited about opportunities to be a part of Kingdom building in a new country.
Cheryle comes into ministry after two full-time careers, first engineering and then parenting. She has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, formerly General Motors Institute in Flint, MI. The engineering degree prepared her to work for Chevrolet Division of General Motors Corporation as a supervisor, Plant Engineer and finally as a Project Engineer. During the second career as ‘full-time mom’, Cheryle managed a fabric store, volunteered both as a Pastoral Care Extern at Sinai-Grace Hospital and with the Michigan metro Girl Scouts as a leader and Neighborhood Service Unit Director.
Hearing and responding to the call of God into ordained ministry, Cheryle entered Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey and received Master’s of Divinity degree in 2001. The divinity degree prepared her to be a servant of the Most High God present in Jesus Christ.
Cheryle Hanna has served as the Interim Pastor of the Gracious Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church of Detroit, the Assistant to the Pastor, Church Administrator and Director of Youth Ministries and Christian Education at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and interned at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Acts In Common, a non-profit 501c3 organization that is a ministry of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Vice-President of the Detroit Area Pre-College and Engineering Program (DAPCEP) Board of Directors, a member the General Board of American Baptist Churches, USA and President of the American Baptist Churches Women’s Caucus.
Cheryle is married to Michael Curtis Hanna, a gifted tenor and they have four children: Natalie, a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Honduras, Michael Anthony, doing graduates studies in the U.S., Adese, and William both in undergraduate programs in the U.S.
When time permits, Cheryle enjoys reading and needlework of every sort.