Rachel Williams-Smith, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Finding Faith

Rachel shares her incredible and profoundly moving life story of growing up in extreme circumstances and teaches us that transformation is within reach, no matter what the challenge. Her story of growing up in a truly isolated childhood due to religious extremism is captured in her book, Born Yesterday: The True Story of a Girl Born in the 20th Century but Raised in the 19th.
Rachel’s candid communication style allows her to speak openly and practically about her experiences, captivating audiences and enabling them to apply what she has learned to their own lives. Rachel’s story challenges people to believe that God is faithful, that His love is unwavering and that He restores.


Rachel Williams-Smith, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Dean, School of Journalism & Communication
Southern Adventist University