Sherard is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and has been a Presbyterian since birth. He graduated from high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis and his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Yale Divinity School. He was ordained in 1991 and has served congregations in Connecticut, Scotland, and Tennessee.
Sherard is married to Tennessee native Courtney Hollins, an attorney with Dickinson-Wright in Nashville. They have one daughter, Courtney, a student at Rhodes.
Sherard likes to fish and enjoys casting for bass on Old Hickory Lake, trolling for mackerel in the Gulf, and dropping nymphs for trout in the Caney Fork.
A bucket list goal he hopes to accomplish soon is… to run a marathon.
If he could bring back a fashion trend, it would be… the leisure suit.
When his life is made into a movie, he hopes to be portrayed by… Gregory Peck.