Cheryl D. German was born and raised in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is the second oldest of seven children. Cheryl attended Moultrie High and the College of Charleston with studies in Business Administration. She is a self-taught jewelry designer, and owner-operator of Gullah Jewelry, Fashion & Designs, LLC. She currently serves as part-time financial assistant for the International African American Museum, and is also the acting Executive Director for the Old Village Community Association, Inc. She also serves on the board of the African American Historic Settlement Commission.
Cheryl has served as organizer of Old Village Roundball League & Association, and is involved with People Serving People and Hospitality Ministry, the National Urban Ministry, and the Racial Unity Leadership Summit Committee. She is also a member of the Charleston Metropolitan Church of Christ Acapella Choral Group, co-organizer of the 1st Afro American Society at the College of Charleston, Lay Person of the Year 2001 at the SC Recreation and Parks Association-Ethnic Minority Branch, and board member of the African American Historic Settlement Commission.