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Cheri Zaras


Name:  Cheri Zaras, Church Office Administrator

About Me:  I moved from Illinois last June to Tennessee. My husband & I  went on a few road trips here & fell in love with the scenery and the nice people in the area. I have been happily married for almost 27 years and have a daughter in her 20’s.  I am a proud pet parent to 2 Rescue dogs and a cat. My whole family is still in Illinois but I am hoping to slowly move them here to get them closer to me.

What I like to do for fun and relaxation:  I love spending time outdoors exploring the beauty around this area. In Illinois we were locked in the house about 5 months out of the year because of the extreme cold, I find so much joy in being able to spend time outside so much more.

My Favorite Food: Italian & Mexican. Still looking for Chicago Style pizza here with no luck!

My Favorite Music: Christian contemporary, favorite bands are Rend Collective, All Sons and Daughters, Crowder & We The Kingdom

My Favorite Vacation Spot: Currently my own State now, its nice to be somewhere so pretty, I do not feel like I need to plan a vacation!

The Bible Character I most identify with: Ruth, because she did not allow her painful past to hold her back from her true purpose, she showed immense Faith to believe God was who he said he was.

My Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 139:13-14: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

What I like best about State Street UMC:  I have felt very welcomed here by everyone. People are so kind & helpful.