Our Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG) team grieves at the loss of our friend and Director of Publications, Sherrie Chatelain, but rejoices in knowing that we will be reunited with her again in eternity. Our Director of Operations and Logistics, Dr. Russ Shroeder, wrote the following tribute in honor of her memory and the powerful impact she’s made in the lives and hearts of all of us at CLSTG.
We invite you to comment your own tribute on this blog post celebrating her life and all that she meant to this school, the Columbus, Georgia community and our world.
Sherrie Chatelain: An Amazing Friend & Joyous Soul
By: Dr. Russ Schroeder, Director of Operations & Logistics
The world has lost an amazing friend while Heaven has gained one of the most joyous souls I have ever known. I met Sherrie just a few years ago but we became fast friends and Kingdom co-laborers. Though we lived hours apart I enjoyed serving with her at CLSTG via innumerable phone calls and emails.
She gifted unparalleled excellence to our team, partner schools and students around the world. Whenever our team gathered in Columbus, GA it was Sherrie that ensured every room was brightened by her spirit and smile. Our last time together, she made sure I had a batch of her homemade spicy salsa…the.best.ever!
There is so much left to say, my friend. You are irreplaceable in every way. Until we meet again one day, we mourn our loss while being jealous of your gain. See you soon, Sherrie Benoit Chatelain…your legacy will outlive us all.
About Sherrie Chatelain
Director of Publications, Christian Life School of Theology Global
Sherrie was born again in 1991 at the age of 23 and started serving in various worship arts ministries thereafter. She was called into worship ministry in 1994 and attended Beacon Theological Seminary and participated in private mentorship training for 17 years. She also served at several churches as worship leader, administrative assistant, singles minister, event coordinator, children’s church, worship arts and board member roles in Georgia and Texas.
Drawing from her previous experience in graphic design and administration, she also operated a graphic design/photography business serving ministries and non-profit organizations and chambers of commerce.
She and her husband, Larry, served in worship ministry at a small church in Alabama. They also served with Christian Motorcyclists Association in chapters in Texas and Alabama in positions of secretary, chaplain and vice-president.
You can view her obituary on the McMullen Funeral Home website. We are praying for the hearts of our students, partner schools, faculty members, administration and other constituents who we know will mourn her loss.