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.