Editor-in-Chief

I am passionate about serving God and others.

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:

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/posts/hear-a-survivors-story/10158042325342996/

See my story in the Guardian Newspaper here:

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/domestic-violence-survivor-now-pastor-speaks-out-6.2.1027176.802d39ee01

Employment and Educational Experiences

Finance Officer
(2018 – present)
Executed all financial transactions for the 4 legal entities that comprised the company.

Education

Currently Pursuing

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

Professional Affiliations

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

 Other Interests/Activities

Former Host of local Facebook ProgramMy 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

Entrepreneur

TV Show host: Shop Talk that deals with women’s rights and issues especially those surrounding single mothers and domestic violence

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