Cantor Sheri Allen is beginning her eighth year leading Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington, and is currently serving a three-year term on the Cantors Assembly Executive Council.  
Cantor Allen serves as the Jewish Community Chaplain for VITAS Healthcare in Ft. Worth, providing pastoral care to Jewish patients and conducting seminars on Jewish end-of-life care for hospitals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  In addition, she works as a PRN (as needed) Chaplain at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth.   She has studied Clinical Pastoral Education at Harris as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.  Cantor Allen helped create the successful November 2016 symposium, “A Time to Talk: A Jewish Community Conversation about Advance Care Planning” for Ft. Worth & Tarrant County.  A follow up program in the Spring is in the works.
Cantor Allen lives in Ft. Worth with her husband Richard, who is a Professor in the Film, Television and Digital Media Department at TCU.  They have three grown children:  Jeremy, Emily, and Rebekah.