The Reverend John William Cherry first came to the Clover Hill Reformed Church in 1977, following his graduation from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. During his tenure in Clover Hill, Jack has served both the local community and the larger church.
His community involvement has included service on the Hillsborough Township Board of Ethics, the Mayor's Special Task Force on the Aging, the Little League Board of Directors, the Police Chaplaincy Team, and the School Crisis Intervention Team. As a former HS history teacher and coach (football and baseball), Jack has been a frequent guest resource for the high school faculty and a speaker at numerous teacher and parent gatherings.
In 1994 the Reformed Church in America, recognizing Jack's gifts and insights into the value and viability of smaller congregations, called upon him to serve as the RCA's Associate for Small Member Churches, during a three year period he traveled nationally as a consultant and advocate for local Churches and Pastors, while continuing his ministry in Clover Hill. From 1999-2006 Jack served as Director of Alumni/ae Relations at New Brunswick Seminary in addition to his pastoral responsibilities in Clover Hill. For a number of years Jack wrote the column "Another View" in the Hillsborough Beacon, for which he received the New Jersey Press Association's award for Outstanding Weekly General Interest Column. His work has also appeared frequently in The Church Herald, the Reformed Church's denominational magazine, where he is currently the author of the popular column "A Question of Faith".
Jack and his wife Deb have been married since 1972 and have two adult children and one adorable granddaughter. Their son Scott and his wife Stacey, along with their daughter Michaela Elizabeth, live in Warwick, NY, where Scott serves as Camp Director at the Warwick Center, a Reformed Church camp and Stacey is an attorney specializing in education law. Their daughter Emily lives in Waretown, NJ, and teaches math at Barnegat High School, where she coaches volleyball and swimming.