Cheryl was born the youngest daughter of Pastor Chuck and Kay Smith. At a young age, her father instilled in her a love for Biblical truth. In 1980 Cheryl married Brian Brodersen and in 1983, Brian and Cheryl moved to Vista, CA, where Brian assumed the pastorate of a small Calvary Chapel. It was at Calvary Chapel Vista in 1983 that Cheryl first began to minister to woman on a weekly basis, teaching through the Bible. In 1996, Brian and Cheryl moved to London, England, with their four children. There, Brian established a Calvary Chapel in Westminster, London. On the first Sunday, there were only eight people in attendance beyond Brian and Cheryl's own family. However, God was faithful to add daily to the fellowship in London. In the year 2000, at the request of Cheryl's father, Brian and Cheryl, with their family and a new son-in-law, returned to California to have Brian transition into the pastorate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Since returning, Cheryl has assumed from her mother the Joyful Life women's Bible teaching ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. She hosts a weekly program on CalvaryChapel.com entitled “Living Grace,” interviewing women from all walks of life. She and Brian also host the Bible-answer program “Wisdom from the Word” on Friday afternoons. Cheryl and Brian have four children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, four grandsons, one granddaughter and a black goldendoodle named Barnabas! Cheryl has been ministering for over 30 years as a retreat and conference speaker around the world, Bible teacher, wife, mother, and grandma. It is her joy and privilege to minister biblical truths to women of all ages.