Cherie Welsh has been part of the Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara fellowship since 1993, serving in worship, women’s ministry, the prayer team and missions. Inspired by stories of missionaries in previous centuries, she has spent the last 20 years serving on short term mission trips, five of them to Ireland. Building connections in those five trips has given her an appreciation and love for the culture and people of Ireland. This makes a long term commitment easier to envision as she looks forward to continuing those relationships and developing more, in everyday living out the love of Jesus Christ. Cherie has twenty plus years’ experience in Human Resources and Risk Management, and is well equipped as an administrator for helping to plant Calvary Chapel Galway Bay. She has family and deep friendships in Santa Barbara and grandchildren in the Portland, OR area.