Cheryl Shumake

Cheryl, and her husband, Jonathan, make their home in Michigan and are frequently invaded by their family looking for food and hugs!

Cheryl is a self-described adventuress who will tell you her greatest adventure is that she knows and love Jesus and gets to make Him known. Cheryl serves as a speaker, bible teacher, author, founder of Stepmom Sanity; a Christ-centered sister circle of support providing help and hope for women on their stepmom journey, and co-founder of Sawubona Blended Families, a ministry that supports stepfamilies in black and brown communities, and the ministries that serve them.

Cheryl is the author of, Waiting to Be Wanted, A Stepmom’s Guide to Loving Before Being Loved, the Dear Stepmom Series, and a regular blogger for Our Daily Bread’s God Hears Her platform.

Her greatest joys, after Christ, are her husband, their 4 children, grandson, and a pet-free home!

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Are there blessings in blended family life? Yes! But perhaps not in the early years. In this 2023 Blended & Blessed presentation, Cheryl Shumake talks about how God gave her strength during seasons of weariness and rewarded her efforts with blessings. View Show Notes →
At the end of the day, someone has to lead with love. Author Cheryl Shumake takes on the challenge of loving before you're loved as a stepmom. View Show Notes →
Stuck between your hopes as a stepmom and your reality? Author Cheryl Shumake gets it. If you're wanting to be wanted, she knows it's a battle you can win. View Show Notes →
Are you waiting to be wanted by someone you care about in your blended family? It's a hard reality for many in the early years. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Cheryl Shumake on how to persevere through the waiting during the wilderness years. View Show Notes →