Ben Bellury and Sherry Waters met years ago, as they were both serving on a local nonprofit board together. Little did they know that God would allow them to intersect paths again.

In May 2015, both - Ben and Sherry - were at a point in their lives where each had a desire to be partnered with a Christ-loving companion in a life long relationship.  ​They both had decided to give Eharmony, the online dating website, a try and were instantly connected as "perfect matches" for one another.  After just two dates, the two knew that God had ordained them to be in holy union. They began the journey of blending their lives together with their families - being sure to place God in the center of their relationship.  

In 2018, Ben and Sherry resolved to move forward on a vision that God had spoken to each about the other purpose of their inspiring partnership... ministry that focuses on personal stewardship and legacy living.  IEnate is indeed a testimony of what grace and genuine reliance on God's leading in our lives can look like - individually and collectively.

Sherry Waters is a Spiritual Companion|Community Chaplain, where she helps direct individuals in spiritual formation, vocational civic responsibility and personal stewardship.  Sherry coaches individuals on being better stewards of everything with which they've been entrusted.  Through IEnate, LLC, Sherry inspires others to use their talents, resources and skills to live their lives serving others and the community.  A former chaplain for Carolinas Healthcare System, Sherry infuses her spiritual care experiences as a chaplain and complementary integrative wellness support in the stewardship coaching she provides.  She has her Master's of Practical Theology/Pastoral Counseling & Care from Pfeiffer University, a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; and her certification in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. 

Ben Bellury is a Transformational Leadership Coach and facilitator. With over 25 years of advisement and coaching in financial services, he brings his visionary leadership to the table by guiding teams toward successful strategy and empowering groups to press forward on articulating and achieving God's highest intention. He has his B.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte.