Meet the Staff | Cheryl Small

Getting To Know… Cheryl Small
Financial Administrator

It takes a village to run a church, especially one as active as Johns Creek United Methodist Church. The reason it runs so smoothly is because of our dedicated staff, so we wanted to help you get to know them a little better



A Prayer For Cheryl

Cheryl Small is our Financial Administrator.  She has been on staff with us for almost 6 years.

Dear Lord, We thank you for Cheryl and for the gifts and graces you have given to her.  We thank you for all of the great work she has done and will continue to do for our church and your Kingdom.  We pray that you will bless her and her family.

We thank you for the financial gifts that have been entrusted to the church.  We pray for continued guidance as we always seek to be the best stewards of your resources.  In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.


1. In your time at the church, can you give an example of God’s faithfulness where God has provided financially for the church in a way that didn’t seem possible?

Everyday, I see the generosity of the church community and god’s faithfulness in how, when we come together, we can overcome any financial obstacle and support the ministries of the church.


2. You were a “stay at home” Mom for 10 years to raise your family- then chose to enter the workforce in your current role with JCUMC. Can you tell me what led you to that decision?

Actually, I went to work part-time three years before I came to JCUMC in 2013. I decided to re-enter the workforce for two reasons:

  1. I felt like I needed to do something for me and wanted to start using my accounting skills again. I enjoyed being home with our kids for 10 years but I wanted them to see Mom in a different light too. It was important to me for them to know Mom went to college, Mom got married, Mom had children and now Mom can work outside the home too and still take care of them.
  2. Refer to question #4.


3. What is your greatest reward in serving in a leadership role in the Church?

Knowing that the work I have done and am doing everyday can allow and aid the other leaders in the church to make good financial decisions. I like that my accounting skills and knowledge are being used in a stewardship role in the church.


4. What would your “up to bat” music be? (you know how they play music when baseball players go up to bat? What would your defining song be?)

Money, Money, Money……Apprentice theme song.


5. What are some of your favorite things to do during your time off?

Spending time with my family & friends, movies, dinners, shopping, reading (when I have time. I enjoy family vacations to the beach (Atlantic ocean side) and travelling the US/Canada. I also like to research our family genealogy.


6. What is your favorite day of the year and why?

International Chocolate Ice cream day which also happens to be my birthday. It’s the one day I can focus on doing something I like to do AND eat chocolate ice cream.

Staff salaries are an important part of our budgeting process. This is one of the many reasons why your pledge is important. Your commitment and contributions allow us to maintain a hard working, dedicated staff.