June 12, 2019
Lindsey Williams works at BYU-Pathway Worldwide as the executive assistant to President Clark G. Gilbert, where she supports him with his busy schedule. Lindsey grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she sang in choir, ran competitively, and volunteered at the local library. While participating in church activities, writing for her high school’s newspaper, and working summers at a local amusement park, she grew to truly love people — making her perfect for this job.
“My experiences in both my childhood and my early career prepared me for this position at BYU-Pathway Worldwide because I have learned to genuinely enjoy every conversation and every person I have the opportunity to interact with,” she said.
Lindsey graduated from BYU with a degree in communications and an emphasis in journalism. Afterward, she completed an internship at Deseret Digital Media where President Gilbert had just left as CEO to become president of BYU-Idaho, so Lindsey hadn’t worked with him yet. Soon after, she began her career at Utah Valley Magazine and then as an administrative assistant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Temple Facilities Services Division. Lindsey also served a full-time mission in the California Riverside Mission speaking Spanish.
While working at her position as an administrative assistant for Temple Facilities Services, a recruiter contacted Lindsey and told her about a position opening to be the executive assistant for the president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide. “When I opened the email, I felt like I was supposed to come here,” she said. The impression to come to BYU-Pathway Worldwide was so strong for Lindsey, she remembers exactly where she was when she read the email.
After applying, Lindsey met with President Gilbert for an interview, during which he quoted a scripture that she will never forget: “Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.”1 Because of this scripture, Lindsey knew in that moment that Heavenly Father had led her to BYU-Pathway Worldwide. She was later offered the position and has served the institution in countless ways since October 2018.
Lindsey is inspired by BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s mission “to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities.” She sees up close how this mission is carried out and loves to witness leaders receive revelation on how to make this organization better.
“The leadership here is so inspired and so close to the Spirit,” she said. “They have that desire to be close to the Spirit. They really want us to be an organization with the Lord and, really, we couldn’t be a school in Zion without the Lord.”
Outside of working for BYU-Pathway, Lindsey is an avid hiker. She has hiked many beautiful areas in the United States, including deep parts of Alaska and Hawaii and most of Utah’s National Parks. If she isn’t home on the weekends, she is in the mountains.