Naomi Zacharias


Naomi Zacharias was graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Business/Economics. After working in sales for Coca-Cola, she joined the staff of RZIM. She accepted a fulltime internship in the Office of Public Liaison at The White House and returned to RZIM to help launch Wellspring International, an initiative devoted to providing financial grants to international efforts working with at-risk women and children. Naomi has visited with women in red-light districts across Europe and Asia; foster homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Asia and Africa; displacement camps in Uganda and areas of the Middle East offering aid to Iraqi refugees; areas devastated by natural disaster; and international shelters for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

In 2004, Naomi authored a chapter on women and education in Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice, published by Zondervan. In Real Women, Real Faith (DVD Volumes 1 &2), Naomi is one of six speakers leading sessions on Old and New Testament female Bible characters. Her first book, The Scent of Water: Grace for Every Kind of Broken, was released by Zondervan in 2011. She has also contributed two essays included in the recently released NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World, published by Zondervan in 2015.

Naomi and her husband, Drew, currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Articles / Broadcasts

  • Longing To Comfort

    Seeing my daughter in tears, a parallel was not lost on me, with an awareness never considered before. How....

    - May 13, 2016  |  Posted In: Just Thinking Article

  • Music Therapy as Treatment

    "I had been given a cassette of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor–this was the only music I had,....

    - March 2, 2016  |  Posted In: A Slice of Infinity Article

  • The Scent of Water

    Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which....

    - November 30, 2015  |  Posted In: Article

  • A Freedom That Enslaves

    In a recent and defining move for a globally controversial issue, an international council for Amnesty International voted to....

    - September 16, 2015  |  Posted In: Article

  • The Scent of Water

    - May 14, 2011  |  Posted In: Let My People Think Broadcast