Sherri Adams

Generosity Strategist

Meet Sherri Adams

Sherri Adams is passionate about the local church. She has served over 20 years on the executive staff at Christ Church, a large multisite church in the western suburbs of Chicago. While there she led the largest generosity initiative in the church’s 50 year history. Sherri has seen firsthand how God transforms lives and uses the body of believers to fund God-sized vision.

Sherri began her career as a tax consultant for Price Waterhouse. She launched a workplace ministry before being tapped by the church’s Board of Trustees to build and lead the Human Resources department at the church. Sherri then stepped into the newly created role of Executive Director of Stewardship and Generosity when the church was looking to find a leader to build a culture of generosity as well as lead a $49 million-dollar two-year generosity initiative.

Sherri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, a Certified Public Accountant license, and an Executive Certification in Religious Fundraising (ECRF). Her strong financial background coupled with her two decades of executive leadership on a church staff have positioned her well to lead churches with unique nuances and astute leadership. You will find Sherri to have an engaging and warm personality and a commitment to excellence in all that she does.

Sherri lives in the Chicagoland area and has been married to her husband, John, for 30 years. They have three adult children. She loves to travel and explore new places, go on short runs, attend pilates classes, and spend time with family and friends.


No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

Giving Data is pretty amazing but it can also be a little daunting to interpret. It’s also a challenge to know exactly what actions to take in response. Some leaders love the challenge of figuring it out on their own. Most would really appreciate an experienced guide who can take the mystery out of the information and share specific recommendations that will increase the overall culture of generosity in their church.

When you know something is “off” but you’re not sure what it is or where to start, an Assessment is the perfect solution! You will gain a comprehensive picture of what’s working, what’s struggling and where to focus your efforts. 


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