Shott, Stephanie

web-1Stephanie is an author, speaker and ministry leader who leads women to live full, fearless and faithful lives. With a contagious passion for God and His Word, Stephanie makes every message an adventure. For over 20 years, her messages have inspired women to:

  • Exchange heartache, insecurity and brokenness for hope, healing and victory
  • Experience the thrill of living a courageous, audacious and adventurous life of faith
  • Discover the joy of knowing and living out God’s Word in their everyday lives
  • Treasure the significance of relationships and find inspiration and encouragement from one another
  • Stephanie is transparent, authentic, relevant and vulnerable as she relates to women of all ages and all walks of life. She willingly shares her own painful past as well as her own fears and failures to share with audiences that need to know that someone else understands what it means to be weary, wounded, broken and invisible.

Conceived as the result of a rape, Stephanie wasn’t just an unexpected pregnancy…she was a woman’s worst nightmare. After being adopted by two loving parents, she found herself the victim of a decade of sexual abuse. As a young adult, she spent years wandering the wilderness of foolish choices but since her life-changing encounter with Christ in 1987, Stephanie now takes every opportunity she has to tell of God’s rich and redeeming grace. She loves what Corrie Ten Boom once said, “There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still.”

She is founder of The M.O.M. Initiative – a missional mentoring ministry devoted to taking Titus 2 to the streets and changing the world one mom at a time. You can find out more about the The M.O.M. Initiative at www.themominitiative.com.

Stephanie is the author of Understanding What Matters Most (a Bible study on Ecclesiastes) and has written numerous articles, which have appeared in Focus on the Family’s Thrive, MOPS International’s MomEmail, P31 Woman Magazine and (In)courage.

As a guest on television and radio shows, Stephanie is called upon to speak hope and healing to those who have suffered from sexual abuse; to remind women they are never too battered, too broken, too dirty, too unloveable or too unforgivable for God, to call women to courageously escape the Christian bubble and take Titus 2 to the streets and change the world one life at a time.