Cheri was born & raised in The Dalles and married her high school sweetheart, Dan Thomas, over 37 years ago. They have 2 adult children that are both married and have given Cheri and Dan 7 grandchildren to spoil. Her daughter & son-in-law, Katie & Greg Cummings, live in The Dalles with their 3 sons. Her son & daughter-in-law, Andrew & Cassandra Thomas, are currently stationed at Ft Wainwright, Alaska and have 4 children. Together Dan & Cheri led several congregations around Oregon before returning to The Dalles in 2005. Cheri has been a church secretary for almost 20 years and has served at First Christian Church since November 2006. Her spare time is divided between the grandkids and scrap booking things the grandkids do.