Laurie Polich is a well-known, sought-out speaker for youth groups and youth workers. Speaking to more than 100,000 youth, youth workers, and young adults each year, Laurie has presented at Youth for Christ's DC/LA events, Youth Specialties' national conventions, and numerous other events. She has authored eight books, including Dive Into Living Water: 50 Devotions for Teens on the Gospel of John, I Am Not Ashamed: 50 Devotions for Teens on Romans, and Small Group Qs: 600 Eye-Opening Questions for Deepening Community and Exploring Scripture. Laurie has worked in youth ministry for more than ten years. She lives in southern California.