Grace + Grit Women’s Conference

Grace + Grit Women’s Conference. We are women of all ages and backgrounds who are marked with unmerited favor and unyielding courage. Join us for a powerful weekend of encouragement, the presence of God, contagious laughter, and Instagram worthy photos! It won’t be the same without you.

Pastor of Grace Church & Mom Mentor Founder


Sabrina and her husband, Matthew, pastor Grace Church in Oceanside, California. They are best friends who have been married for 18 years, have four amazing kids, three daughters, one son, and a Pomeranian named Sadie.

Sabrina founded Mom Mentor, a ministry that brings advice and encouragement to moms at every stage in life. Her passion is that no mom should go through life alone without anybody to lean on and turn to.

In addition to Mom Mentor, Sabrina and Matthew host two podcasts, Parenting on the Go and Marriage on the Go. Both podcasts offer biblical and practical advice on parenting and marriage. Every episode is brief so you can listen to them in the carpool lane, at the gym, grocery shopping, and anywhere you are “on the go!” You can subscribe and listen to them every week on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

Founder of Hope Rescue


Kimberly has a full life as a pastor’s wife, mom of 7 and grandma to 6. She and her husband Tim have a powerful story of redemption and decades of experience in ministry leading to their recent launch of Hope Rescue (non-profit) and podcast @hoperescuepodcast created for the outcast, hurting, and folks just needing practical advice and encouragement.

She also serves on the Leading and Loving It ministry team equipping women in leadership around the globe.

Comdeian, Motivational Speaker, Author, Actress


Kerri Pomarolli is a stand up comedian, author, actress, and supermodel wannabe. She has been on The Tonight Show 29 times, General Hospital, Young and the Restless, Comedy Central, and many more. You can currently see her on Nick at Nite on Netflix and touring the country with her clean comedy and Christian events.

She’s worked with everyone from Jay Leno to Carol Channing and is passionate about writing. She’s written several books including “Moms Night Out And Other Things I Miss” that came out with the hit motion picture. She is so excited to be a part of the WordServe Family with two new books coming out in 2019. She is also a screenwriter and works in television writing and lives with her two comedy inspirations; Lucy and Ruby in California.


Jessica and her husband of 17 years, Dan, serve as the Senior Pastors of the Rock Church and World Outreach Center. The Rock Church and World Outreach Center has served faithfully and consistently the San Bernardino area for 31 years. Pastor Jessica has worked just about every position in her church, from maintenance to young adults ministry before transitioning into the senior pastor role upon the retirement of the Founding Pastors.

Jessica Roth is a pastor’s kid, she is the daughter of Deborah and Jim Cobrae. She is a proud graduate of Rhema Bible Training College. She is the mother to three wonderful children, two boys and one girl ages 9, 11, and 14 named Chloe, Micah, and Titus.

Today, Jessica champions the woman as she leads the women’s ministry. She also leads the outreach ministry with passion and love of Jesus. Get ready because she delivers the Word in a transparent and “in your face” manner wrapped in the love of God and never denying the power of the cross.


Marie is a Bible-loving, coffee-chugging, loud-laughing mom of three. As a speaker & writer, she is passionate about helping women find true rest through vibrant relationship with God. After struggling for years with depression, body image, and identity issues, Marie understands how lies can imprison us and that lasting freedom can only be found in Christ. When she isn’t belting show tunes in her minivan, you can find her checking out new restaurants and hitting up used bookstores with her husband, Nathan, and their three children, William, Katie, & Emma.


Melissa and her husband, Brian, have been in pastoral ministry since 2002 and currently pastor Grace Church in San Marcos, CA. She has four children and lots of animals, including horses, chickens, and a giant tortoise!

Melissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies from The King’s University, Los Angeles, CA, and a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. Melissa taught at the collegiate level since 2008 and is now enjoying teaching at the High School level at Maranatha Christian School. She teaches Systematic Theology and New Testament and loves connecting with the students and seeing them grow in their relationship with the Lord. Melissa has a passion for prayer and worship to be integrated into everyday life.


Katie Brinkman and her husband, Ben, are the Lead Pastors of Canvas Church. Together they have been in ministry since 1999. At the age of 20, Katie had an encounter with the Lord that forever changed the course of her life. In that moment she found healing and freedom from pain and addiction. She is passionate about seeing women discover who they are in Christ and walk in freedom as they fulfill their purpose. Katie loves the local church and ministering with her husband and two teenage daughters, Cara and Faith.



Shanell and her husband, Zac, serve as the Senior Pastors of Grace Church, located in the City of Spring Valley, California. They have been married for thirty-five years, have three children, and three grandchildren. She ministers in the prophetic and is a graduate of Southern California School of Prophetic Ministry and is featured in Grace International Who We Are brochure representing women in ministry within the organization.

Shanell is a sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Her unique blend of humor, candid, and prophetic style of delivery will challenge, motivate, and inspire faith in God’s word. Her testimony of being healed from cancer without medical intervention will challenge your faith and relationship with God.

Shanell is an award-winning songwriter and producer and has traveled globally leading worship, teaching, training, and peaching the word of God.



Katie is a mother to two beautiful children, Carter and Kennedy. She is the co-lead Pastor alongside her husband, Todd, of Trinity Church San Diego in Poway, CA. Together, they are called to build the local church and are committed to building and encouraging the community of individuals and families with special needs. Katie enjoys long walks on the beach (seriously), mentoring women, and lives off hot Americanos no matter the weather.



Melissa Miller is married to her best friend and has three children. She serves alongside her husband at Canvas Church in San Diego, CA. Melissa works for a marriage ministry, and is passionate about helping marriages and families thrive. Melissa and her husband are in the process of adopting a child from the Philippines. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and beach days with her family.


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.

Friday, May 17th

6pm - Doors Open & Pre-party
7pm - Main Session
9:30pm - After Party

Saturday, May 18th

8am - Doors Open
9am - Main & Teen Sessions
11am - Lunch Break (on your own)
1pm - Main Session
3pm - Conference Ends

Childcare is available upon registration for an additional fee.

Early Bird (3/31) $45
Regular $60
Day of Conference $75
Students (ages 12-18) $20

(One pastors wife per church is invited to attend for free. Email for your special code.)
(Senior and military discounts available upon registration.)

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 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!

Our host church is Grace Church in Oceanside, CA.
1602 S El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 433-9922

Recommended Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott (2 miles from the church)
3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Request Grace and Grit Women's Conference Room Block to receive the discounted rate
Modern 4-story hotel offering an outdoor pool, plus a business center and free WiFi.
Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County (8 miles from the church)
2229 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad CA, 92011
Contemporary rooms in a hotel with free parking and hot breakfast, plus an outdoor pool and a gym.
 Residence Inn by Marriott (2 miles from the church)
3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056
Modern extended-stay hotel with fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi, and hot breakfast.
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