About Our Speaker
Laurie Polich Short
Laurie Short is a speaker, author, and part of the teaching team at Oceanhills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA. She has spoken to over 500,000 people at conferences, colleges, and churches around the country, and she is the co-founder of SheGrowsConference—a cross generational women’s conference to promote and equip mentoring relationships.
Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the has recently authored three books: “40 verses to Ignite your Faith: Surprising insights on Unexpected Passages” (April 2019), “When Changing Nothing Changes Everything” (May 2017) and "Finding Faith in the Dark” (August 2014), as well as fourteen books for youth and youth workers.
Laurie has been featured on Focus on the Family, PBS,
and World Magazine. She 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. Follow Laurie on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @lauriepshort, and find speaking clips and information about Laurie’s ministry at www.laurieshort.com
Relax. Reconnect. Restore.
- Cooking Classes with Alpine's Head Chef*
- Professional Massages (for additional fee)*
- Zipline and High Ropes!
- Airsoft and Archery
- Equipping Breakout Sessions led by
local women's ministry leaders
- Professionally Led Fitness Classes!
- Small Group Devotionals
- Daily Chapels and Worship
What Happened at Last Year's Retreat?
For the Younger Women (Ages 8-13):
I'm Worth It
I'm Worth It
Get to know I'm Worth It!
- To educate and empower girls with the knowledge of love, worth, respect and purity
- Creating safe spaces
- Developing healthy relationships
- Fostering Identity
Key Focuses and Workshops, Including:
- Love, Worth, Respect, Purity
- Problem Solving Through Team Building
"Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD you God with all you heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
I'm Worth It: Theme and Focus
Your 8 to 13 year-old daughter can attend this Christ-centered program designed, running simultaneously with our Women's Retreat to teach young women what it means to be a daughter of God. I'm Worth It runs simultaneously with the Women's Retreat.