ABOUT THE HISTOR CONSULTANT
Cheryl Nester, principal Histor Consultant, brings a unique background to financial and business management. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (summa cum laude) with majors in economics and business administration, and a concentration in accounting. Following college she worked as a registered representative (investment broker) with a national firm, and then in accounting with one of the big-eight, now big-four, accounting firms. After time in the corporate world, she worked over twenty years in management positions with nonprofits.
She has broad experience as a staff member at a large evangelical church, which included positions as a director of children’s ministry and a director of missions. She spent almost a decade in classical Christian schools where she served for four years as chief executive officer and two years as chief financial officer, as well as a board member. During these years she also taught grammar school literature, as well as middle school Christian History and Bible/Doctrine classes. The experience of working in independent schools helped her understand the pressures that come from managing a small school, and the stresses that occur in managing a large school.
During her tenure with nonprofits, she saw that one of their primary needs was a way to strengthen their management and financial operations while maintaining the integrity of their mission. Her time in the corporate world revealed a similar need with individuals and business owners. With her background in business, accounting, and economics, Cheryl wanted to provide a resource to offer this assistance. In 2008, she began her financial and management consulting work with her companies, HistorConsulting, Inc. and HistorInvesting, LLC. In 2013 HistorInvesting, LLC became a Registered Investment Advisor providing fee-only financial advisory services for clients.
One of the rewards of her current work is helping wealth transfer to future generations. Deuteronomy 8:18 says that we are to remember God, for it is He who gives the power to gain wealth. Proverbs 8:21 says that those who love wisdom will inherit wealth, so that God may fill their treasuries. God blesses in many ways; one aspect of His blessing is revealed through His financial provisions.
Cheryl has masters level training in Christian education and served for ten years as a Precepts Bible Study leader. While working as a missions director, she was privileged to help train and send teens and adults on short-term, world-wide mission trips. Several of these adults and teens currently serve God full-time in international missions. Also during her time as a missions director, she developed a missions education program for children in grades 1 – 6. God has graciously allowed Cheryl to serve Him in these areas while maintaining the priority of family. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys oriental art, flower gardening, dancing, and walking. Reading, writing, and teaching are some of her passions.
Cheryl has also enjoyed being a part of various community service works over the past thirty-six years. Her activities have included work toward establishing branch libraries for rural communities, work in developing a mentoring program for high school teen girls, and work in designing and developing a summer sports camp for children in first through seventh grades.
Cheryl is a member of Kingdom Advisors, a former chapter president of the American Association of University Women, and a current board member of a Classical Christian School.