Even on her days off, Cheryl spends time with the girls from Asilo Malambo orphanage in Panama who are enrolled in the Just Hope survival skills program. She is teaching them English, and she enjoys getting to know them deeply, so that she can better understand how to help them.
When she was a student, Cheryl was awarded a scholarship to a Christian school, where she learned English. She describes herself as a lifelong learner of English, because it is such a difficult language. After she finished school, she found her calling in a church position working with teenagers.
Cheryl is married with four children ranging in age from 4 to 16.