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In her former career, as a recording artist for Mercury Records, lead singer of a rock band, Sherry shared stages with many hit artists of our era. At home on any size stage, Sherry delivers a riveting performance of songs and stories.

Sherry has led workshops at churches, seminaries and retreats from 10 to 200. Click here to see workshop options and what people are saying about the experience.

Sherry has a rare gift of connecting with everyone in the room. Sharing strength and hope from the depths of her own experience,  Sherry is an inspirational preacher and key note speaker.

Upcoming Events 

  • St Mary’s Episcopal, Andalusia, AL
    • August 18th, 19th, 20th
      • Fri: 18th – “Tending Angels” Fundraiser for St. Mary’s community outureach Concert, 7 p.m.
      • Sat: 19th – “Finding Your Story” potluck and workshop, 6 p.m.
      • Sun: 20th – “We Are Healed By Those We Reject” – Sermon, 10:30 a.m.
  • Scarritt Bennett, Nashville, August 25th & 26th,
    • “Hundreds of Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground” Concert and Workshop with Rabbi Rami Shapiro
    • Friday, 25th – Concert 7 p.m. 

    • Saturday 26th – Workshop 9 a.m. – noon
    • To Register for this event, visit this link: 

Recent Events:

  • Wild Goose Festival, Performer, July 13th – 16th. 

  • ACA World Convention, San Diego, CA, Keynote Speaker, Sunday, April 23rd, 11 a.m.

  • Featured Artist, Breaking Bread, Christ Church Cathedral, April 2, 2017, 6 p.m.

  • Tuesdays in the Chapel, Scarritt Bennett Center, featured speaker, March 7th, 2017

  • Featured Artist, Breaking Bread, Christ Church Cathedral, March 5th, 2017

  • Tending Angels Video Release and Concert, Feb. 4th, 2017, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville Art Crawl

  • Prophets, Harlots, Witches & Warriors Concert, Austin Peay State University, Wesley Center & Gender Studies, Nov. 3, 2016

  • Prophets, Harlotes, Witches & Warriors, Concert & Workshop, Sept. 30, 2016

  • Prophets, Harlots, Witches & Warriors: Wisdom and the Wild Woman Archetype, Scarritt Bennett Center

  • Tapping the Roots: Songs & Conversation Around Wisdom Traditions, 4th Story Theater

  • Artist in Residence, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Teaching J-Term

  • Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO – Chapel speaker/performance

  • Scarritt Bennett, Nashville – Chapel, – Guest Preacher

  • Vanderbilt Divinity – Nashville, speaking to students on creative ministry

  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary – Guest speaker, Women’s Center

  • Louisville Institute – Leading creative writing session for 60 pastors, professors and professionals

  • La Grange College – La Grange, GA – Guest speaker/performer

  • Gatlinburg First UMC, Gatlinburg, TN – Guest speaker/performer

  • Greenville College, Greenville, IN, Guest speaker/performer

  • Scarritt Bennett, Theater, Guest Performance/Speaker

  • Virginia Annual United Methodist Conference, Speaker/Performer,

  • Laurel Presbyterian, Laurel, MD – Guest Preacher/performance

  • Calvary UMC, Mt. Airy, MD – Guest Speaker/Performer

  • West End UMC – Performance

  • United Methodist Women of Middle Tennessee annual women’s retreat

  • St. Paul Episcopal, Franklin, TN guest speaker

  • Howlin’ Books, Nashville, featured reader in Howlin’ at Night, monthly writers series


“Sherry Cothran is a rare combination, a kind of artistic/spiritual trifecta: a first-rate singer-songwriter, a dynamic performer, and a trained theologian. Actually, make that a quadruple gift, because she’s also a pastor who serves an urban congregation, with a special ministry to people without homes. I have enjoyed every chance I’ve had to see her in multi-talented, multi-faceted action.”

-Brian McLaren, Author, Speaker, Activist

Sherry’s gifts as a songwriter, singer and speaker casts a spell upon any audience and leads workshop participants to image fresh creative avenues for innovative ministries.  She is a pastor and teacher who is known in the rock world as the former lead singer of The Evinrudes.   I book Sherry for workshops whenever I have the opportunity; just as I booked her for the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.”   

-Kirk McNeill, CMP, Certified Meeting Professional.

“Sherry Cothran’s songwriting and musicianship is exceptional.  She’s got the goods and that will be obvious to anyone who is privileged to hear her play, speak and sing.  But what is most striking about Sherry is the depth, maturity, and theological integrity of her spiritual journey.  She is an old and profound soul drawing from the Universal wellsprings of Divine Love, Extravagant Welcome, and Radical Inclusion.  She is capable of speaking and singing to the cutting edge issues of this moment in history with gentle boldness, clarity, and artistic brilliance.  I highly recommend her music, presence, and leadership.” 

-Bryan Sirchio, Ordained UCC Minister and Lead Designer of The Convergence Music Project

“Sherry Cothran is a newer, more interesting kind of pastor who appeals to people regardless of which side of the God divide they find themselves.” 

-Laura Hutson, Nashville Scene


“Cothran revisits the women of the Old Testament with the intellectual skill of a first rate biblical scholar, and with the artistic and poetic insights of an outstanding songwriter. Her work is poetic, smart, devotional, and grounded deeply in her own faith and practice as a Christian minister.  This is the best way imaginable to become immersed in these stories. After reading the biblical text, and hearing Cothran’s song and creative interpretation, we experience each story woven into the fabric of our lives. We are not merely taught these stories, our lives are re-scripted by them and the truths they so vividly express.” 

– John S. McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Mashup Religion: Pop Music and Theological Invention