Merle and Cheree Shenk

Merle and Cheree serve on the DOVE International Apostolic Council, and on the apostolic team for DOVE South Africa. Merle serves as the lead elder at Newport Church located in Elm, Pennsylvania.

Merle and Cheree planted an inner city church in Woodstock, South Africa. Then after living in South Africa for 11 years, they received a clear word of the Lord sending them back to the USA. Knowing that this was an assignment from God, they relocated to the USA. Since then, Merle served as the pioneering director of HarvestNet School of Supernatural Ministry during their first year back in the States. Read more about their story here.

Merle and Cheree Shenk are parents to five children, and live in Lititz, PA.

Merle is the DOVE International director designate and is planning to become the international director in early 2024.


Discover God’s amazing presence and power for your life!

Merle’s latest book, Encountering the Supernatural, was coauthored with Larry Kreider and Kevin Kazemi.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, Encountering the Supernatural will place you on a path to a greater revelation of God’s supernatural power in everyday life. Authors Larry Kreider, Kevin Kazemi, and Merle Shenk draw from the Scriptures and their own personal experiences to teach us how to be awakened to the supernatural life that is intended for everyone, including you. Through these stories and teachings, you will encounter Jesus and learn to experience His supernatural presence and power working in and through you as part of your daily walk of faith.


The Lisa & Cheree Podcast

  • On the Prophetic - with Lisa and Cheree
  • On the Apostolic and Five Fold Ministry Gifts in the Church
  • Tony & Marilyn Fitzgerald on changing seasons, releasing the next generation, and transitions
  • Newport Church Culture Chats- and Why Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast
  • Women in Leadership with Dave Hess

Larry Kreider Leadership Podcast