The true life story of abolitionist
aura Smith Haviland (1808-1898)
framed in
historical fiction.

Underground Angel

Historical Fiction Novel of Laura Smith Haviland by Dr. Sheryl White

Meet the Author

Dr. Sheryl White has served as the Development Coordinator for Youth Core Ministries for close to two years. She is actively involved in raising funds for ministries that serve at risk youth and help support families to step out of poverty through Circles programs in South Central Kansas counties.  She served as Director of Lay Ministries at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt, Kansas for ten years. Sheryl received her Doctorate of Ministry Degree in 2004 from Houston Graduate School of Theology. The dream to create Underground Angel arose from her doctoral dissertation, The Haviland Heritage Foundation: Extending the Life of Laura S. Haviland in 21st Century Haviland and Beyond. Sheryl lived and served the community of Haviland, Kansas for twelve and a half years serving as an instructor at Barclay College and Minister of Christian Education at the Haviland Friends Church. She is a graduate from Anderson University School of Theology, Anderson, Indiana  earning two degrees, a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology and Ethics.