Cherry Winkle Moore, MFA, MDiv

Minister of Fine Arts

Making Divine Images Visible

Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.

Cherry has a son, Judson, who is a Citizen of the World. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kyrgyzstan) and has traveled widely. You can read about his adventures at Her other son, Lew, lives in Heaven.

Cherry was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2000 by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana and is endorsed as a hospice chaplain by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Although Cherry is employed by Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas the views expressed here are her own and not those of the agency or of any agency or of any person or organization affiliated or doing business with the agency.

I remembered in the darkness…

This is a story I heard when Lew’s diagnosis was new that continues to be helpful to me. For the speaker it was merely an illustration but for me it was a ray of hope in a dark time.

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Not a zebra story

Every person with a disability or disease is a person first. Lew was not a “zebra” but a child who had severe multiple disabilities.

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An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

If you or anyone you know is a person who is discounted by others, this story is for you. If you are the parent, grandparent, sibling, friend of a person others see as useless, a burden, a tragedy (oh, the labels we hear!), you may find grace in Lew’s story. I know I did.

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Good Friday 2009

Artists in Bryan/College Station, Texas were invited to share art at the 7:00 p.m. Good Friday service of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Historic Downtown Bryan, Texas. Rev. Sean Cox asked for art - of any media - that had to do with the themes of suffering or...

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