sheryl pellatiro

Sheryl grew up in a Christian home and at the age of nine, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. By high school, though, her future plans seemed to be focused on what she wanted, not on what God wanted. Sheryl is always amazed at what measures God will go to get our attention. The winter of her junior year in high school, Sheryl had an opportunity to attend a retreat her church youth group sponsored. Several of her friends were going, so she decided to attend as well, not realizing that God had a bigger plan. It was at this event, while listening to a speaker talk about God’s love, Sheryl surrendered her life to His will. From that moment forward, she was never the same. 


She began to serve God by teaching Sunday School, counseling at summer camp programs, and diligently studying the Word of God. At the age of 21, Sheryl began attending William Tyndale College (formerly Detroit Bible College) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. While attending Bible College, Sheryl experienced a deep transformation. As she began to inductively study God’s Word, she learned that His Word is the absolute truth. She quickly found out that this authoritative book holds for the believer healing, hope, and guidance for our daily lives. 


With this new-found knowledge and now fully committed to His purposes, Sheryl began to ask God to reveal His plan for her life. She graduated from Bible college in May 1983. The next month, Lou and Sheryl married, and two years later, their daughter arrived. Two years after that, their son was born. When her children were young, God began to lead Sheryl on a path of spiritual revival through prayer and the study of His Word. This experience launched Sheryl into a new ministry of writing and teaching Bible studies. And Sheryl has had the privilege to encourage women across the world in their relationship with the Lord. 


While ministering to women has been such a huge blessing in Sheryl's life, she still finds that the greatest pleasure is every day when she meets with Jesus, sits at His feet, and feasts on His Word. She continues to look with anticipation toward each new opportunity God opens for her to teach the Word of God. Sheryl states, "I thank God that He would even care to use this broken vessel -  who makes plenty of mistakes - to help others draw closer to Him." Sheryl feels blessed beyond measure for the many new-found friends she has found across the country. She has to admit that Facebook has been a huge blessing to stay connected to so many. She has been happily married to her husband, Lou, for thirty-two years and they have two adult children, Betsy and Matt. Probably the greatest thing Sheryl strives for in this life is to leave a lasting legacy behind. Her prayer is this: "Oh Lord, help me to live out my faith and show Christ-like behavior in all my actions so that my loved ones will seek after You with their whole hearts."