Sherman Riley is currently a member of St. Paul AME Jacksonville, Florida where the Rev. Marvin C. Zanders II is his pastor. Sherman grew up in Live Oak, Florida where his father, Rev. Clifton Riley is an AME pastor at Bethel AME, Pensacola, Florida. Sherman has a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University and is currently employed with Johnson & Johnson as an Engineer. Sherman is currently the Alachua Central district SOA coordinator in the East conference under Presiding Elder, Elizabeth Yates. Sherman is married to JeTonne Herring Riley and has 3 kids. In his spare time Sherman enjoys sports, spending time with family, and community service. Sherman currently serves on the following boards: Big Brothers Big Sisters (Jacksonville), Jacksonville Urban League, Knots4Kids, National Society of Black Engineers, Jr. chapter (NSBE Jr.).