Meet the team
the projects, events, and work of txd singles are made possible by a committee that is motivated by a deep devotion to singles ministry. get to know them here.
Cheryl Carter was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the East Texas area. Life took a turn she did not expect when she remained single until marrying at the age of 45. During her time of singleness, a desire was born in her heart to help other single adults. As a result Cheryl became actively involved in Single Adult Ministry on the local church level.
Currently, she serves as the Texas District Single Adult Ministry Director where her passion for singles is clear to all who meet her. She also serves on the national UPCI Single Adult Ministry team where she helps singles leaders across the country to launch and enhance their singles ministries. Her heartbeat is for SAM to be a strong and viable ministry and for the lives of singles to be changed.
Cheryl and her husband, Gary, reside in Lufkin, Texas where she works full time at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial hospital and her husband is on staff at Texas Bible College. When she is not spending time with family and friends, she might be found enjoying a cup of Starbucks coffee or playing on the piano.
Cheri Grissom is a passionate pursuer of all that is lovely. She is a missionary kid who seeks out adventure and serendipity in everyday life – especially if it involves shoes and/or chocolate. She is also a daydreamer, an eternal student, an occasional teacher, and a devoted bookworm.
She has served in music/media/missions ministries at her church but currently works on various singles committees for UPCI SAM, Texas District Singles, and Ellipsis. She also writes for and edits the “Flying Solo” blog for the United Pentecostal Church International Singles Adult Ministry.
When she is not pursuing her love of words and music she can be found teaching the most amazing students in the world at Texas Bible College where she serves as Dean of Christian Education and Instructor of Missions and Christian Education. Visit her on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.