Bethany Haley Williams, Ph.D.
FOUNDER OF EXILE INTERNATIONAL AND AUTHOR OF THE COLOR OF GRACE
Bethany Haley Williams is the Founder and CEO of Exile International - an organization providing holistic rehabilitation and art-focused trauma care to rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war. With a PhD in counseling psychology, a license in clinical social work, and 20 years of experience working with emotionally wounded children, she is a leader in the field of war-affected child rehabilitation. Dr. Williams is also on the Trauma Healing Institute Advisory Council of the American Bible Society. She is an activist, committed to amplifying the voices and stories of war-affected youth. In her book, The Color of Grace, she discusses having walked through her own trauma journey and how that led her into war zones where she was taught the power of redemption and resiliency by former child soldiers and children orphaned by war. The book beautifully ends with the children in EI’s programs writing a letter to the world about the power of forgiveness. Dr. Williams’ passion rises from finding joy in the small and beauty from brokenness. She and her husband, Matthew, a master’s level trauma counselor, lead the work of Exile International together in Nashville, TN.