Rev. Charles and Cheryl Ferry

Serving in the Asia Region


Rev. Charles and Cheryl Ferry serve on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) throughout Asia and are based in Chiayi, Taiwan. As the Asia Regional Director, Charles is responsible for LCMS work, personnel and relationships in 20 countries. He unites local church leaders and LCMS resources to strengthen partner churches through theological education, translation and mercy projects, so they can plant churches in their Asian contexts. In addition, Charles provides Word & Sacrament ministry and pastoral care to geographically separated Lutherans.

Charles was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and his home congregation is Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 2008, and his MBA degree from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., in 2022. Before serving in Asia, he was the sole pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, Mich. (2008–2013). Charles served as an Air Force chaplain for more than ten years. In his free time, Charles enjoys reading, working on computers, playing Frisbee and cheering on the Green Bay Packers football team.

Cheryl was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb., which she uses to homeschool their children. Cheryl enjoys cross-stitching, playing games and Frisbee, and taking daily walks in the neighborhood. Charles and Cheryl have seven beautiful children — Caleb, Caitlin, Carissa, Cassandra, Chloe, Charlotte and Caylee — with whom they love spending time.


Pray for Charles and Cheryl as they serve in Asia. Pray for their family as they live in Taiwan. Pray they are used daily to lovingly minister to the local people with whom they serve and live. Pray specifically that Charles is spiritually guided as he strives to teach, serve and lead. Let us give thanks that the Ferry family is serving in this part of the world.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Charles – June 19
    • Cheryl – Feb. 11
    • Caleb – Sept. 17
    • Caitlin - Aug. 23
    • Carissa - June 13
    • Cassandra - Feb. 6
    • Chloe - May 26
    • Charlotte - Feb. 17
    • Caylee - April 15
  • Wedding Anniversary: June 20
  • Home District: South Wisconsin

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