Naomi Sechrest was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She loves reading and has long enjoyed writing poetry and prose. In grade school, she won writing competitions including first place in the county-wide Academic Decathlon essay in 2001.
Her father started a church library in the early 90’s and she and her father often worked in the library together. In middle school, she applied to be a media center aide but was rejected. The Lord had other plans and she took over the church children’s library at the age of 14. She has shared her love for the written word as a church children’s librarian for over 20 years, conducting 19 Summer Reading Programs for kids, and more than a dozen Summer Reading Programs for grown-up “kids,” and counting!
Naomi received a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Business with a minor in Fine Arts from Harding University in 2009. She enjoys drawing and sketching in her travel journal and teaching 3rd grade Bible class. She professionally illustrated a children’s book in 2016.
Naomi currently works at Simmons Bank. She mostly writes emails and Bible class lesson plans, but is working on expanding her portfolio.
Naomi is featured in the Member Spotlight for May 2023. You can read Naomi’s posts on the Write Way Blog here.