I’m Sarah Rose Lochelt.
I’m a Southern-California native who dreams about living in the rain of the Pacific NorthWest. I’m an avid reader who devours several books every week, meaning my purse is always heavier because there’s one inside. I’m infamous for making silly faces at babies in public and I could happily live on pizza for every meal.
I’m passionate about the power of communication and the connection that happens through conversation. I write and speak about the lies of shame, the truth of grace, and the freedom that comes from relating authentically to one another, especially for women within the Christian church.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s degree in counseling ministry from California Baptist University, and am currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in English at Azusa Pacific.
I love people, and have been mentoring and leading small groups for adolescent women for over 14 years. I have found that my story and struggle with perfectionism are shared by many of the young women I disciple. The need for help, hope, and empathy in these relationships has constantly and continuously inspired me to speak and write. I really enjoy the challenge of getting ideas across to another person or audience in a way that is practical and digestible. I’ve spoken regularly to women and youth at conferences and camps, and I’ve written curriculum for churches and ministry offices about subjects including shame, grace, Sabbath, and singleness.
I work for the Office of University Advancement at Azusa Pacific University crafting letters, emails, and student stories that reach tens of thousands of APU Alumni. I also write for the amazing blogging team at Project WOW.