Cheryl Hunter graduated from the University of Minnesota at Mankato with a BS in education. Shortly thereafter, she owned and operated a Dairy Queen restaurant for 5 years. After that, she worked for McDonald’s Corporation for over 17 years. Leaving her position as Director of Operations, she was a franchisee for McDonald’s for 16 years. In 2012, she sold her businesses and has been working with non-profits ever since. Her passion has become helping businesspeople leverage their position and influence for the kingdom while serving Jesus Christ through the marketplace.
After selling her franchises in 2012, Cheryl knew she needed help in discerning what her next steps would be. Her nature and her convictions meant traditional retirement was not an option. It was through working with a Halftime Roundtable that she was able to sort out what this next season of life would look like. It was through those sessions that she found her passion and was able to create a mission statement for her life: I will glorify God by using my skills to coach and encourage business professionals who want to be all God has intended them to be in the marketplace, family, and community for the kingdom of God.
When not working towards that end, Cheryl is an active member at the Summit Church in Raleigh, NC where she resides. She has four children: Jason, Zac, Catherine and Alexis. Three of her children, Jason, Zac and Alexis, were brought into her family through adoption. In 2018, her family suffered the loss of Zac due to heart disease.
It is through her commitment to Christ that Cheryl has been able to move through the valleys of her personal life and her career. She believes that much of God’s planned revival will come through Christians in the marketplace, who seek to use their skillset and influence through their business to connect and engage their community with the gospel of Jesus Christ and it is because of that, she continues to do the work God has placed on her heart.