Born in Malaysia, Sherry Tian came to Singapore in 1975. She enjoyed a career in the retail industry before answering God's call to study Theology at Tung Ling Bible School in 1987. When older son Joel came along in 1989 followed by Jeremy in 1991, Sherry settled down to full-time motherhood. She credits God with being her pillar of strength, and her family for being supportive. She has contributed articles to her church newsletter and magazines such as Motherhood. She is also the author of We're Not Perfect, We're Just Parents and the 1996 publication of Fulfilling Your Child's Potential.