We’ve been in 9 cities our first year!

Lakeland, Florida

Los Angeles, CA

Berkeley, CA

St. Louis, MO

Coeur d’ Alene, ID

Oklahoma City, OK

San Diego, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Redwood City, CA

We are booking dates for 2019-2020 now…we’d love to bring SheGrows to you!

Women across generations linking lives to form a deeper faith

Meet Our Team

Laurie Polich Short

is a speaker, author, and adjunct preacher. She speaks at conferences, churches, colleges, and denominational events around the country, and has spoken to over 500,000 people in the last 25 years. Formerly a speaker on the Youth Specialties team, Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the author of 14 books for youth and youth workers. Most recently, she has authored three books: Finding Faith in the Dark (2014), When Changing Nothing Changes Everything (2017), and 40 Verses to Ignite your Faith 2019. Laurie has been in ministry for thirty years, and has served on staff at four churches. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere, and stepson Jordan.     www.laurieshort.com

Carly Bartlett

is a wife, mom, speaker, and hand-smashed guacamole fan from the Pacific Northwest. For the last nine years, she has been traveling the country speaking and leading worship at a variety of retreats, camps, and conferences. Carly serves as the Teaching Team Pastor in her local church and holds an MBA from Northwest Nazarene University. She is currently pursuing her MDiv. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, so you can often find her with her nose in a book and a chai tea in her hand. Carly and her basketball-loving husband, Mike, have a creative, charismatic daughter. She’s the one having a solo dance party in the all of the church children’s productions. For more information on Carly, check out www.carlycommunicates.com 

Amber Stephens

is a communicator, a content creator and a consultant for businesses, churches and social media influencers. Her greatest joy is being a wife and a mother to her son. She has been in ministry for over 10 years mentoring young women. She was formerly the college and career pastor of a 13,000 member church and helped plant a city campus in Downtown Atlanta. Last year, she launched out to build her own business called Embracing ME, helping women discover confidence in who they are created to be. 

Melissa Johnston

Administrator, coordinator, lead generator.
Contact Melissa for more information!