Brian McClaren calls Rev. Sherry Cothran a “rare combination…an artistic/spiritual trifecta, a first rate singer/songwriter, a dynamic performer and a trained theologian.” Leaving a career as an award winning recording artist for Mercury Records, NY to pursue a spiritual journey, Sherry Cothran, M.Div., ordained minister, combines songs and stories rooted in ancient traditions, theology, myth and her ongoing work as senior pastor/wounded healer to the marginalized populations in her urban community. She fuses her gifts of writing, teaching, preaching, singing, songwriting and workshop presentations as well as her empathic counseling to help others unpack and embrace their own transformative Soul restoring, “wounded healer” power. Sherry has been featured in USA Today, UMC.org, led at Festival of Homiletics, was the Artist in Residence, 2015, at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Her sermons and blogs have been featured in Good Preacher, Abingdon Women, The Interpreter, Ministry Matters, Alive Now. Sherry has been the keynote speaker at nationwide conferences, retreats and workshops and is a regularly booked performer/speaker/workshop leader.
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This fall, Sherry will be out singing, speaking and leading workshops, raising funds and awareness for homelessness and poverty with her “Tending Angels” video (see below) her new CD and tour. Her latest CD, “Kiss the Ground” was funded by the Louisville Institute/Lily Endowmnent. In her Americana style, Sherry interprets poetry, prose and literature from ancient wisdom traditions. Sherry worked with Islamic poetry (Rumi and Hafiz,) Hebrew Bible wisdom lit., (Job, Ecclesiastes and Psalms,) Egyptian wisdom prose (3000 B.C.,) Native American traditions and her own hard knock wisdom experiences as the senior pastor of an urban church in Nashville working with homeless, refugees and immigrants In her interactive style and through the common pathway of wisdom, story and song, Sherry seeks to break down barriers between people of difference, put a sacred face on homelessness, and create pathways of peace we can all walk on together, inviting everyone to imagine the walls that divide us turning into bridges that unite us. Check out Sherry’s latest music video here, produced by award winning film maker, Tracy Facceli: