Merle and Cheree Shenk live in Lititz, PA with their five children. Merle is the lead elder at Newport Church, and oversees small groups, training for outreach, and church-planting. Cheree leads the children's ministry and is involved in Dove Missions International.
Merle loves the woods, hunting & fishing and bbqing. Cheree loves good books, friends and making things happen. Merle and Cheree Shenk also serve on the DOVE International Apostolic team. Together they lead the apostolic team for DOVE Zambia and DOVE South Africa, where they lived for over 11 years and pioneered an inner city, multi-ethnic church.
They have over 15 years in cross cultural ministry experience and a passion for evangelism, training and discipleship work. Merle has also co-authored a book with Larry Kreider and Kevin Kazemi called “Encountering the Supernatural” which was released in 2018.