Grace + Grit Women’s Conference is here for women of all ages and backgrounds from all over Southern California. We will come together to be encouraged and challenged, to worship and laugh, to snap Instagram worthy photos, and of course…eat chocolate! We must be courageous and empowered by God’s amazing grace to face the challenges of the day. Join us for two days as we hear life-changing messages, as we worship God, as our hearts and lives are healed, and new friendships are made. Be a part of our groundbreaking year…it won’t be the same without you.
Karrie Garcia is a speaker, life coach and mother of three who is passionate about proclaiming the freedom that can come from a life surrendered to Christ. Facing drug addiction, the suicide of her mother, and the breakdown of her first marriage, she understands the need for grace, mercy and healing that can only come from Jesus Christ.
Also the founder of Freedom Movement, Karrie is passionate about sharing the truth of Christ and helping other women walk away from a victim mentality and into a life of victory. She is driven to see healing in the lives of fellow women who seek real, authentic relationships. Her goal is to tear down the misconception that we are identified by our mistakes and to replace that concept with the truth the we are made for so much more.
Karrie lives in Orange County with her husband, Mario, and their three children, Ryder, Rocco and Roma.
Meghan and her husband, Carey, pastor The Movement Church in Orange County, California! Meghan is a wife, mom to two beautiful girls, church planter, pastor, speaker, friend, and big dreamer! Her greatest passion is helping women identify the God dream inside of them and awaken to their greater purpose! She also loves seeing women in ministry connected, equipped, and inspired and is a part of the She Leads team with Holly Wagner!
Sabrina is a freelance graphic designer by trade and a pastor by calling. Along with her husband, Matthew, they pastor Grace Church in Oceanside, California! They are best friends who have been married for 17 years, have four amazing kids, three daughters, one son, and a Pomeranian named Sadie.
Recently she asked herself the question, “What brings me life?” It was easy for Sabrina to answer. She LOVES helping young moms navigate through motherhood. She loves giving advice to help moms get through the tough and trying seasons of life. There is a generation of moms who have broken relationships with their own mothers who feel like they have no one to turn to. Sabrina’s passion is that no mom should go through life alone without anybody to lean on and turn to. And this is where Mom Mentor was birthed.
In addition to Mom Mentor, she writes regularly for Propel Women. And Sabrina and Matthew started a podcast called, Parenting on the Go, offering biblical and practical advice on raising world changers.
Melissa has served in women’s ministry at The Church On The Way and the International Church Of The Foursquare Gospel. She has also worked as an Academic Director for Ignite Academy. Melissa is currently an adjunct professor.
Brian and Melissa have been married since 2002 and they have four children, Hannah, David, Ava, and Nathan and a energetic puppy, Mia. They love San Diego, especially beach days as a family.
Terri Woolstrum is a pastor of pastors. She is the executive pastor and worship leader of Grace OC Church in Anaheim. Being the mother of two adult children, guardian of two teen boys, and grandmother of three little ones makes her heart sing. During thirty-eight years of ministry, she has been everything from children pastor, to youth pastor, to women’s pastor, to chief toilet cleaner. Her warm engaging style is punctuated by her exuberant encouragement that will add value to your life that encourages change.
Katie Brinkman and her husband, Ben, are the Lead Pastors of Canvas Church. Together they have been in ministry since 1999. Katie has a passion to see women encounter Christ and know His great love for them. She loves the local church and ministering with her husband and two daughters, Cara and Faith.
Taylor and her husband, Brett, are the youth pastors at Grace Church in Oceanside, CA. They are high school sweet hearts who have been married for eight years. Together they have three beautiful children, two daughters, Aniston and Rowen, and one son, Carson. Taylor is passionate about reaching, teaching, and leading young people. Her authenticity allows her to speak right to the generation in which she’s called. In fall of 2017, Taylor and her husband launched a discipleship program for 6-12 graders who feel called to ministry and leadership, and this spring they plan to launch an Instagram leadership blog. Raising up leaders and helping them walk in their calling is one of her greatest passions. It is her life’s missions is to make a drastic difference in the lives of young people and the culture in which they live.
6pm - Doors Open & Pre-party
7pm - Main Session
9:30pm - After Party
8am - Doors Open
9am - Main Session
10:30am - Breakout Sessions
11:15am - Breakout Sessions
12pm - Boxed Lunch
1pm - Main Session
3pm - Conference Ends
Early Bird (by March 31st) - $30
Regular - $35
At the Door - $40
*Students (ages 13-18) - $15
Grace + Grit isn't just for grown ups! We want your teenage daughters to join you, and we have some special things planned just for them. Besides having their very own Breakout Session with Pastor Taylor Smith, they will also be pampered and celebrated in their very own Glam + Chill Zone. We must invest in the next generation and prepare them to live courageously. So be sure to take advantage of our special discounted student fee and bring your daughter and her friends!