Clergy and Staff

Reverend Cheryl L. Berner

Interim Pastor
The Rev. Cheryl L. Berner is a retired ELCA pastor from Pennsylvania, who moved to Polk County several years ago.  
After working as a legal secretary for many years, Pastor Berner went back to college to receive her Bachelor’s Degree at Mansfield University, PA in 1997.  
She then went on to receive her Master of Divinity Degree in 2001 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  
She previously served the two-point Center Township Lutheran Parish in Aliquippa and Monaca, PA.  She then served Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton, PA for 10 ½ years.  
After moving to Florida, Pastor Berner served for three years as a hospital chaplain at Lakeland Regional Medical Center,
and has now been asked to serve as the Interim Pastor at Lamb of God.  
She lives next to her daughter and family; her son and his family live in Wellsboro, PA.  
She has four grandsons; loves music, movies, bird-watching, reading, and spending time with her family.