Cheryl Elizabeth Williams Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree From West Coast Bible College & Seminary


Fort Worth, Texas – August 31, 2023 – Cheryl Elizabeth Williams, the esteemed Founder and Executive Director of Fundamentals for Foster Care, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary (WCBCS). The prestigious degree will be presented to her during the upcoming honorary doctorate degree ceremony in December 2023, which will be held both in-person and virtually.

Dr. Phillip S. Porter, President of West Coast Bible College & Seminary, expressed his excitement, stating, “Cheryl is a results-oriented professional who possesses expertise in administration oversight, strategic planning, and empowering cross-functional teams to achieve greatness. We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl Williams into the West Coast family.”

Cheryl’s unwavering dedication and enthusiasm have been instrumental in providing foster children and alumni aging out of the system with self-esteem education and mentoring support. Her efforts have significantly improved the lives of numerous vulnerable foster youths in Texas, as evidenced by the distribution of over 1,000 personalized self-esteem educational gifts and notes of encouragement.

Cheryl’s remarkable leadership has been pivotal in establishing and managing Fundamentals for Foster Care from the ground up. She has cultivated strong partnerships with over 100 agencies and nonprofit organizations to ensure the well-being of foster youth and alumni. Her exceptional success is a testament to her ability to manage budgets, analyze variances, and develop effective strategies to minimize deviations, control costs, and optimize resource allocation.

Cheryl shared her perspective, saying, “I encourage individuals to recognize the challenges faced by children in foster care while also embracing the profound power of Jesus Christ’s love. By integrating education and spirituality, an extraordinary force arises, capable of transforming hearts and minds and inspiring courage in the world around us.”

In addition to her impactful contributions to foster care, Cheryl has established herself as a versatile professional. She is a certified life coach, professional speaker, bestselling author, Area Director in Toastmasters, and a certified personal trainer. From 2018 to 2023, she excelled as a licensed health insurance agent, guiding over 100 families through the enrollment process for major medical insurance policies. Cheryl’s exceptional sales acumen and leadership abilities have consistently placed her among the top performers in her field, while her commitment to delivering excellent customer service is reflected in her consistently high customer service index score.

Cheryl graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Studies. In addition to her academic achievements, she has obtained various certifications, including Optima Training and Surrogate Training, AHIP Certification, Certified Life Coaching, Certified Personal Trainer for both Youth and Adults, and Human Rights Consulting.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Cheryl Williams on the well-deserved honor of receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

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About West Coast Bible College and Seminary

West Coast Bible College and Seminary was founded with the mission to provide affordable Christian education. The institution offers programs such as the Diploma of General Ministries, Associate of Ministry, Bachelor of Ministry, and the Certification in Family Success. In partnership with Success Training Institute, West Coast also offers students the opportunity to earn soft skills certifications, gain access to virtual internship programs, earn additional funds for college, and more. As a leading provider of soft skills training, West Coast equips its students with valuable skills such as leadership, time management, focus, conflict resolution, and more. To learn more visit,