Lauren is a national speaker and the author of Into the Deep: Diving into a Life of Courageous Faith. The founder and president of She Found Joy, she is a passionate about helping others encounter Jesus in a way that refreshes their faith and fills them to overflowing with His love and joy. Lauren lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, Alex and their dog Reese.

A Few More Things About Me

Beyond the standard introduction above, there’s a few things I want to share to help you get to know the real me on a deeper level. Click on the boxes below to learn more.

my story

my ministry

what i love

Under construction. Stay tuned as God continues to do a work in me.

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A few more things: Today I am married to my high school sweetheart. We met over Blizzards at Dairy Queen back in 2009, and I am still head-over-heels in love with him. I am an entirely self-taught chef and baker, and I love developing new recipes. I actually used to be a food/faith blogger, until I felt God call me to full-time ministry. You can check out my old recipes here.
I am a storyteller. I believe stories are powerful, and I love how God uses them for His good. I write and speak to motivate and inspire others to experience abundant life in Christ.
These are a few of my favorite things.
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Walking on the beach
  • Exploring new places
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Serving at church and being in fellowship with women
  • Swimming laps at the pool
  • Laughing so hard that it hurts
  • Singing in the car and driving with the windows down
  • Bonfires under a starry sky
  • Freshly baked cookies
  • Dark chocolate, 60-80%
  • Red wine, preferably Montepulciano d'Abruzzo or Tempranillo
  • Bacon, avocados, bread and cheese — in that order
  • Thai, Indian and Mediterranean food