Member Spotlight

Frequently, the Global Christian Professional Women’s Association turns the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their professional field and in the Kingdom of God. These members exemplify a core value of GCPWA – to honor God by showing excellence in all that they do. Most notably, these women uphold our guiding principle which is to love God and to love others.  

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Rachel Bernier-Green is the co-owner and head baker at ‘Laine’s Bake Shop, LLC.  Rachel owns the company with her husband and business partner, Jaryd Bernier-Green. Rachel’s professional background is in the field of accounting and finance. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Rachel grew up creating delicious treats in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother and always dreamed of turning her passion into a business. She was a serial teenpreneur but one of her first businesses was selling her baked goods at a stand in her grandmother’s yard.  Over the years, Rachel continued to hone her craft even as she pursued a career in the intense field of public accounting.

 In April, 2013 Rachel decided to finally pursue her dream by creating ‘Laine’s Bake Shop, an online bakery catering company. ‘Laine’s Bake Shop was founded to create delicious, scratch-made treats with a focus on creativity, honest ingredients, and unparalleled customer service.   In the 2 years that ‘Laine’s has been in operation, they have had the pleasure to ship their creations nationwide. 'Laine's has created their spectacular treats for retailers such as Whole Foods Market and corporate clients including Google and McDonalds. 

Rachel currently is a fellow in the prestigious Good Food Business Accelerator Program and serves as Director of Resource Development for the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.