Rachel O. S. Edmund – Pastor, Author, Motivational Speaker, Advocate.
I am a native of the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago. full time single mother of two, assistant Pastor of one of 6 branches of my church, full time employee (I work in Finance/Accounting). I am currently pursuing a double doctorate and the holder of degrees in Business Administration and Christian Ministry. I am President, Founder & PRO of an NGO (GNASM) that serves the needs of single mothers in Trinidad and Tobago. I am a soon-to-be published author of my first book “Still Standing In My Truth”, a memoire.
As a survivor of domestic violence, I understand what it means to be abused, misused, mistreated and misunderstood. I’ve seen too many women, heard too many stories to remain silent. It took 20 years to get my voice heard because I too was silent and scarred beyond recognition.
In the years subsequent to my escape I found myself and I found my voice and I am hoping that you do too.
See my interview on CNC3 with Hema Ramkissoon here:
See my story in the Guardian Newspaper here:
Employment and Educational Experiences
Northwestern Theological Seminary 2021
MA/D. Div. Divinity
Ministry Institute International 2017
BA Christian Ministry
University of Hertfordshire 2013
BA Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude)
Cipriani Labour College 2013
Certificate in Industrial Relations
School of Business and Computer Studies 2012
Diploma in Business Management
Cbean Forensics and Financial Fraud Institute 2011
Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Financial Fraud Detection
RBC Campus Harvard Manage Mentor 2010 – 2013
Team Management, Team Leadership, Customer Focus, Writing Skills, Leading and Motivating, Crisis Management, Difficult Interactions, Presentation Skills, Fundamentals of Privacy and Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering Certification.
Also trained in core banking application platforms.
RBC ROYAL BANK LTD 2003 Royal Apprenticeship Program
ABE Member (2007), ACFE member (2011)
President / Founder of the Global Network for the Advancement of Single Mothers formerly Trinidad and Tobago Single Mother’s Association for Restoration and Transformation (TTSMART)
Welfare Officer of Halo Outreach Foundation
Liaison Officer with SPANTT
Former Host of local Facebook Program – My Church Live
Blogger – The Heart of God – The Heart of a Christian and Single Moms Speak
Ordained Pastor of Warriors Assembly Growing Church Breakthrough Ministries International. Assistant Pastor of the Arouca branch of the church.
Aspiring Life Coach: BOSS-Y, ImageIn
TV Show host: Shop Talk that deals with women’s rights and issues especially those surrounding single mothers and domestic violence