Laurie Polich Short

Laurie is a speaker, author, and associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church (www.oceanhills.org). She speaks at conferences, colleges, churches and denominational events around the country, and has spoken to over 500,000 people in the last 20 years. She is now thrilled to be able to add to her bio “wife” and “mom.”

Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the author of several youth ministry books. She recently signed a two book contract geared toward a wider audience, and her first title, "Finding Faith in the Dark," will be released by Zondervan in July, 2014. Highlighting Laurie's story as well as other stories, the book reveals how we can find God in dark times; and how our response to our circumstances can make a difference in the way our story unfolds.

Laurie’s husband Jere, and step son Jordan, are evidence of God’s sweet grace in her life. She and her family have three other kids they sponsor through Compassion International and Covenant Kids Congo, and they have led mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua, two areas of the world they continue to serve and support.

Laurie Polich Short

Topics: Adult Conferences, Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

Laurie Short is a speaker, author, and associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA. She speaks at conferences, colleges, churches and denominational events around the country. She also co- hosts a radio show on KKLA, TakeOutRadio.com.

Laurie Polich Short

Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the author of fourteen youth ministry books.

"Finding Faith in the Dark” is Laurie’s first book for a wider audience, and it was released by Zondervan on August 5th, 2014. Highlighting Laurie's story as well as other stories, the book reveals how we can find God in dark times; and how our response to our circumstances can make a difference in the way our story unfolds.

Laurie lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere and step son Jordan.

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