Michael Cherry was elected to council in 2017 for the first time. He has been a resident in Colonial Heights since 2006. He is originally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He has been married to his wife, Teresa, for over 25 years and they have 2 children, Jonathan and Madison. In his spare time he likes to hunt, fish, and play golf.
Michael is a staff pastor at Life Church in South Chesterfield county. He serves there as the administrator at Life Christian Academy. He has two associate degrees, a Bachelors of Science in Religion from Liberty University and a Masters in Education from Regent University.
Michael is retired from the USAF where he served as an aircraft loadmaster on C-141 and C-17 aircraft. His service to the country took him to 6 of the 7 continents and over 75 countries. He served in many capacities during his 20 year career including as the liaison from HQ Air Mobility Command to the Quartermaster Center and School at Fort Lee, Virginia. His vast experience in procurement and program management are a great benefit to him on council.