She started playing bells by substituting in her church bell choir 30 years ago and has been playing ever since. She has attended most area conferences since 1996 and has been part of the advanced ensemble at 4 of these conferences. In her other life she is a respiratory therapist at an area hospital. Cheryl is married and has 3 grown daughters, 2 grown step-sons, 1 grown step-daughter and seven grandkids.
Cheryl Classen-Atkisson has been a member of RCR since 2011.