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Homeschool Convention SpeakersBeyond the fellowship, renewal, and encouragement, Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Conventions are also known for great speakers. When we talk about a waterfall of encouragement, this is what we are talking about. Be prepared!! There will be more great speakers at a Teach Them Diligently event than you can hear. Each hour, you will be privileged to hear some of the best speakers addressing families in the country. So start in prayer, and you are sure to be revived and refreshed by the great group of speakers at Teach Them Diligently this year. There is something for everyone.

* please note that speakers may vary by location

In 2015, our conventions will take place in Nashville, TN ( N ), Atlanta, GA ( A ), Sandusky, OH ( S ), and Dallas, TX ( D ). Our new website will be launching next week with more information about our speakers at each site, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the awesome ladies and gentlemen already on the list! God has brought together so many great speakers that 2015 is guaranteed to be AMAZING!
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Lisa Adams

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Lisa Adams
Exploring Music.net http://www.exploringmusic.net

BA in Music Education, taught for 30 years, created Exploringmusic.net, an interactive music curriculum on DVD for preschool through grade 2.

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Exploring Music.net

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Pamela Arroyo

Dallas
Pamela Arroyo
Enjoy! LLC http://www.WhoSaidItGame.com

In 2006 as my husband and I were driving to set up for our first Thanksgiving Dinner as a class, I wondered what game could be played in this unique group. Our class called Escuela de la Biblia or School of the Bible meets on Sunday mornings. It is a mixed group composed of members who speak Spanish only and English only. We had been asked to start the class and to have one activity a month. In my family we play board games after Thanksgiving dinner. As I pondered that I asked the Lord...

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Enjoy! LLC

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Deborah Bahm

Atlanta
Deborah Bahm
Growing Healthy Homes/ Young Living Essential Oils

Deborah Bahm RN, LMFT, spent 30 years working directly with children and parents in the neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care and mother-baby postpartum units as a nurse. In 2005 she obtained her masters in counseling. As a licensed marriage and family therapist she now has a well rounded education to do what she enjoys the most, helping people. In 2007 Deborah was introduced to Essential Oils and has found them to be a wonderful addition to helping today's concerned families.

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Growing Healthy Homes/ Young Living Essential Oils

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Laura Baker

Nashville
Laura Baker
Prasso Ministries http://Prasso Ministries.com

Laura Baker loves teaching God's Word. Prasso, the 12 week discipleship program she wrote in 1992 allows individuals to learn the truth about God and the truth about themselves. Prasso is multifaceted with programs tailored to men's, women's and teen ministries. Homeschool parents will want to review this life-changing biblical tool.

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Prasso Ministries

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Samantha Barnes

Nashville
Samantha Barnes
Raddish http://www.RaddishKids.com

Samantha Barnes is a former middle school teacher and the founder of Los Angeles based Kitchen Kid (KitchenKid.com), a mobile cooking school for kids, and Raddish (RaddishKids.com), a monthly cooking club and culinary curriculum that makes it easy and educational for parents to incorporate cooking into their homeschool study.She has 2 young children and enjoys cooking with them daily. Samantha is passionate about edible education and believes the kitchen classroom is the tastiest place to learn.

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Raddish

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Carol Barnier

Nashville Sandusky
Carol Barnier
http://www.opengifts.org/

It's always been important to Carol to give people something they can take home and use right away. Whether it's teaching fractions to a distractible student or reconnecting with the heart of a prodigal who is walking away. . .if you don't take away something that makes a difference in your life, you may as well have stayed at home and gotten the laundry done.Carol is a fresh, fun and popular Christian conference speaker unlike any youve heard before. Her objective is to have the wit of Erma Bombeck crossed with the depth of C.S. Lewis, but admits that on most days, she only achieves a solid Lucy Ricardo with a bit of Bob the Tomato.While her humor will have you leaning sideways, her faith is solid stuff. She may speak about her first born sons 13 surgeries, her own familys many ADHD challenges, or her personal faith walk from being a God-denying atheist to the most grateful recipient of Gods amazing grace. But whatever the topic, this woman speaks from the heart. She knows why she knows what she knows.A word that is often used by those whove heard Carol is hilarious. But almost as often youll hear the word transparent. She share snapshots of life, some pretty, some not so much, but always with an eye for the truth to be taken from living.

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Kerry Beck

Atlanta Dallas
Kerry Beck
How to Homeschool My Child http://HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

After 10 years of homeschooling (her kids have graduated), she enjoys meeting with moms to encourage them in raising, educating and encouraging their own kids. She also has a strong desire to show families how to give their children a love of learning. Kerry loves being a mom and loves homeschooling. Sit back and let her help YOU . . . as you give your kids the best education, a superb, Christian education, where they will love learning, as well as be able to think critically & Biblically.

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How to Homeschool My Child

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Jan Bedell

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Jan Bedell
Little Giant Steps / Steps of Hope http://www.StepsOfHope.com

Dr. Jan Bedell, aka Brain Coach™, has been a master neurodevelopmentalist for over two decades. She is the founder and president of Little Giant Steps and COB for Steps of Hope. Both organizations are dedicated to helping children, teens and adults reach their fullest God-given potential whether they are gifted, typical or challenged. Curriculum development and training programs for parents and professionals has recently earned Jan her PhD in education. Her approach to learning has been life-changing and an ongoing goal is making learning and life easier for millions of individuals.

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Little Giant Steps / Steps of Hope

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Debra Bell

Atlanta Sandusky
Debra Bell
Apologia Educational Ministries http://debrabell.com/

A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are now married, degreed, and employed (They also love Jesus). Her articles on homeschooling have been widely published, including, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling Today, The Teaching Home, and Thriving Families Magazine. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty years.

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Apologia Educational Ministries

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Shannon Benefiel

Sandusky
Shannon Benefiel
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College http://www.ccbbc.edu

Shannon Benefiel is the Director of Admissions for Clear Creek Baptist Bible College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2003. Shannon continued his education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a M.Div. in Theology. He, his wife Mary of twenty three years, and his children Caitlyn and Chase all share in the tradition of Christian leadership which he proudly calls "The Family Business". Shannon has sixteen years of pastoral experience and a passion for teaching.

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Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

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Alan Bias

Dallas
Alan Bias
Little Giant Steps / Steps of Hope http://ajbias.ourgodmoments.com/widget

Alan Bias is a dedicated Christian, devout husband, committed father, accomplished consultant, inspirational speaker, pastor, and author of the book, “Walking with God, in a World Gone Busy”, (includes a Bible Study). This book, offers tools to help you capture your family’s faith-legacy for future generations. Alan empowers each of us to triumph in making God the real driver in our lives. Experience Alan’s illuminating wit and his ability to teach with a combination of humor and profoundness.

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Little Giant Steps / Steps of Hope

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Chuck Black

Sandusky Dallas
Chuck Black
Perfect Praise Publishing

Chuck Black first wrote Kingdoms Edge to inspire his children to read the Bible with renewed zeal. This captivating expanded parable led him to write the Old Testament allegories, Kingdoms Dawn and Kingdoms Hope. Chuck added three more titles to the series, Kingdoms Call, Kingdoms Quest, and Kingdoms Reign which were released in May of 2007.Chucks current works include The Knights of Arrethtrae series, Call to Arms, and his series in progress, Wars of the Realm. Chuck is a former F-16 fighter pilot and currently works as an engineer for a firm designing plastic consumer products. He has a degree in electrical and electronic engineering and served eight years in the United States Air Force. Chuck and his wife have six children.It is Chucks desire to serve the Lord through his work and to inspire people of all ages to study the scriptures in order to discover the hope and love of a truly majestic King and His Son.

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Perfect Praise Publishing

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Susan Bowman

Atlanta
Susan Bowman
YouthLight, Inc. http://www.youthlight.com

Susan is a certified school counselor K-12 and a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in helping troubled youth and their families. She is a former social worker and middle and high school guidance counselor. She has conducted seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad for professional educators on creative strategies for working with troubled adolescents. Her book Breaking Free: A Memoir of A Teenage Runaway is about her personal journey which started when she dropped out of 8th grade and ran away from home. By age nineteen, with three children, she finally broke free of the toxic relationship with her daughter’s father, was divorced, and had to depend on welfare as her only means of financial support. Through faith in God and perseverance she worked her way out of poverty and through college and eventually received an Educational Specialist degree. This experience has given Susan a unique ability to encourage high-risk adolescents and teen moms.

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YouthLight, Inc.

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Leah Brooks

Nashville Atlanta
Leah Brooks
Jeremiah Gardens http://www.leahbrooks.towergarden.com

Leah Brooks is a health care professional, loving wife, small business owner, and homeschooling mother of two. For 14 years, she has owned and moderated support groups for homeschooling families and for families with special needs. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband, Stephen, were blessed with the birth of a medically fragile child. Nine surgeries and nine seizure medications later, they began to see great improvements as they begun to grow their own food and practice clean eating.

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Jeremiah Gardens

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Benham Brothers

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Benham Brothers
Benham Companies http://www.BenhamBrothers.com

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs whose business success earned them a reality TV show with HGTV. The Benhams found themselves in the middle of a cultural firestorm when their show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to traditional/biblical values. They chose not to back down but to fight, and they're encouraging others to do the same. They are married to Lori and Tori and have 9 children

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Benham Companies

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Deborah Burns

Atlanta
Deborah Burns
The Medical Transcription Service http://www.medtranscription.com

Deborah has been a medical transcriptionist for 31 years. She is the owner of a national service. She is well-versed in the field of healthcare documentation. Deborah teaches for colleges and universities throughout the U.S. You will enjoy her knowledge, humor, and practice advice.

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The Medical Transcription Service

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Chad Burns

Atlanta
Chad Burns
Burns Family Studios

Chad Burns, director of Beyond the Mask, is also the award-winning director and co-producer of Burns Family Studios’ first feature film, Pendragon: Sword of His Father. Chad was homeschooled from K-12 and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Illinois. Chad has a passion for using films to point young people to the hope found in relationship with Jesus Christ; he and his wife Angela live with their daughter Eve in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Burns Family Studios

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Rachael Carman

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Rachael Carman
Apologia Educational Ministries https://blog.apologia.com/rachaelcarman/

Rachael Carman has been married to Davis since 1986, and they have been blessed with seven children ranging in age from 9 to 22. She an the author, international speaker and founder of the Real Refreshment Retreat. This retreat is designed to refuel your spiritual batteries and has been in located in cities across the country. Her ultimate goal, and the Apologia mission, is to help homeschool families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith.

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Apologia Educational Ministries

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Davis Carman

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Davis Carman
Apologia Educational Ministries http://homeschoolcastles.com/

Davis and the wife of his youth, Rachael, have been married for 26 years and are blessed with seven children age nine to twenty-two years old. They live south of Charlotte, North Carolina where they have enjoyed the adventures of homeschooling for seventeen years. He is the author of two illustrated children’s books designed to instill a biblical worldview: Good Morning, God and A Light For My Path. Davis is committed to staying true to the Apologia mission.

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Apologia Educational Ministries

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Paul Cates

Atlanta
Paul Cates
Faith Christian Ministries http://www.faithchristianmin.org

Dr. Paul Cates, Founder of Faith Christian Ministries, has worked with childhood development, education, and spiritual training for the last 40 years. He has a B.A. in Clinical Psychology, an M.A. in Reading and Learning and Disabilities, and a Ph.D. in 8 areas including Curriculum and Instruction. His expertise is used in FCM's focus to individualize a curriculum program for Gifted children, Children With Disabilities, and all children in between. He interprets the testing results to develop this ICP. Dr. Kirk Cates administers the testings that FCM provides for its students. The results are used to prepare the ICP. He has a B.A. in Special Education, two M.B.A., and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology specializng in Attention Deficit Disorders and With or Without Hyperactivity. He has worked for the ministry for more than 20 years. Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Kirk have been published in a variety of journals and have presented at many conventions and an international meeting last summer in Paris.

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Faith Christian Ministries

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Dana Caywood

Nashville Atlanta
Dana Caywood
Tapestry of Grace http://www.tapestryofgrace.com

Dana Caywood homeschooled her active boys for 17 years, teaching all of them from Kindergarten through their high school graduation. She has been married to Mikel for 30 years as of 2014. Mikel and Dana have three adult sons (and three precious daughters-in-law!), and three grandchildren! In addition to her years of experience in homeschooling, including years using Tapestry of Grace, Dana has also been on the writing team and management staff of Lampstand Press for 13 years.

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Tapestry of Grace

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Tanya Charlton

Dallas
Tanya Charlton
Memoria Press http://www.memoriapress.com

Tanya is the Curriculum Director at Memoria Press. She oversees the development of new curricula and the operations of the Press. Tanya is also the managing editor of The Classical Teacher. She taught at Highlands Latin School for five years before taking on the role of Curriculum Coordinator for the school as well as writing curriculum for Memoria. Tanya wrote the study guides for Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Famous Men of Modern Times and several literature guide for the grammar school.

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Memoria Press

Eujeana Chism

Eujeana Chism
BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept http://www.homeworksbyprecept.com/Eujeana-Chism

Eujeana has had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom and Home Educator for 20+ years to four wonderful children. Along with enjoying dabbling in technology and anything that might make life a little bit easier, Eujeana loves to organize and keep things from being so cumbersome. Eujeana is staying involved in her homeschool community by coordinating the HEART M&Ms (Mentoring Moms) program and is also the local group homeschool newsletter editor.

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BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept

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Tom Clark

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Tom Clark
VideoText Interactive

Thomas Clark is a life-long teacher of Mathematics and Science with more than 47 years of classroom and tutoring experience at all levels, from elementary through adult. As a result of all of his experience, he is convinced that everyone has the ability to understand Mathematics. Consequently, in the last twenty years, he has focused on the development of multimedia programs that challenge traditional methods of instruction, and which help with both individualized and group learning. In addition, fourteen years ago, he founded VideoText Interactive, a company that specializes in bringing the textbook to life through technology. He then began directing his attention toward helping homeschooling parents become more effective instructors, especially in the area of Mathematics. Because of his success, he has been a featured speaker at many major homeschool conferences across the country, and has been asked to write articles on the subject for several homeschool publications. The company’s two major programs, Algebra: A Complete Course, and Geometry: A Complete Course”, have been acclaimed nationwide, as comprehensive, college-preparatory Mathematics courses, and are now available in print and online versions. Tom and his wife, Alice, have been married for 42 years, and are blessed with two wonderful children, Christopher and Kimberly, and six precious grandchildren. Tom’s father is a retired minister and his recently-deceased mother was the daughter of a missionary to Japan. The development of Tom’s Why?” philosophy, and the eventual production of the VideoText materials began 25 years ago, at the kitchen table”, with Tom developing notes to explain mathematical concepts to his children, resulting in homeschooling families everywhere enjoying the benefits of truly understanding Mathematics.

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VideoText Interactive

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Carla Joy Clements

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Carla Joy Clements
Visual Story Bible Ministries http://VisualStoryBible.org

Carla has been working with young people for the past 17 years. She has served as Bible Storying Director at Camp, Youth & Childrens Minister, Associate Missions Outreach Coordinator, Mentor, Worship Leader and Sunday School Teacher. Growing up in Georgia, Carla was very involved in her church and enjoyed participating in music & drama. She was chosen for Georgia Governors Honors Program in Drama, sang in the ACappella Choir and the Serenaders Show Choir. She had lead roles in several musicals, including the Mama in Fiddler on the Roof. Carla enjoys celebrating the Appointed Times of the LORD, worshipping God in spirit & truth with song, dance, prayer & praise. The Appointed Times of the LORD are very specific times set by God. They all point to the Messiah and have their fulfillment in and through Him. Carla says, Telling His Story is My Mission, Teaching His Appointed Times is My Passion, and Proclaiming Gods Ways and Giving Him Glory is My Goal. With Gods help and the support of friends, Carla designed & created Bible Stories of Appointed Times... a visual story bible. The series includes a One-Year Curriculum, Pictures, Drama, Bible Quilt, Patterns, Bible Quilt Supplies, Poster, Flipbook, Activities and Videos.

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Visual Story Bible Ministries

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Karen DeBeus

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Karen DeBeus
Simply Living...for Him http://www.simplylivingforhim.com and www.biblebasedhomeschooling.com

Karen is the author of three best sellers, Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is also the owner of Simply Living for Him, and Bible Based Homeschooling. God called Karen to homeschool when her oldest was about to enter kindergarten. After thinking “I could NEVER do THAT,” God had other plans. She obeyed the call and is now, not only loving homeschooling, she is passionate about educating others about homeschooling and encouraging families along the way.

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Simply Living...for Him

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James Dobson

Nashville
James Dobson
My Family Talk http://drjamesdobson.org/

Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.” He has an earned Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and is the author of more than 80 books dedicated to the preservation of the family.

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My Family Talk

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Ann Dunagan

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Ann Dunagan
Harvest Ministry http://harvestministry.org

Ann is a longtime homeschooling mother of 7 children (born in 1986 to 2000, with 5 graduates, and now with 3 married-in children and new grandchildren). As a missionary speaker with Harvest Ministry (to 35 nations), Ann is co-founder of Loving Orphans (caring for 1000 children) and author of several books including The Mission-Minded Family (featured on Family Life Today and Revive Our Hearts), The Mission-Minded Child, Teaching With Gods Heart for the World, and co-author of The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. Ann is the director of Daring Daughters (calling women to world missions) with an online radio broadcast, Dare to Rejoice! for women and teenage girls. With a passion for the Lord and the lost, Ann motivates Christian women and families for world missions.

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Harvest Ministry

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Jon Dunagan

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Jon Dunagan
Harvest Ministry http://harvestministry.org

Jon is a Missionary Evangelist, Founder of Harvest Ministry (focused on preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ), and Director of HMFI --Harvest Ministry Fellowship International (overseeing 450 remote village churches in E. Africa and S.E. India). Whether witnessing one-on-one or preaching to crowds of over 50,000 people, Jon has ministered in 70 nations and on every continent, including Antarctica, from Rwandan prisons to Russian polar-expedition ships and from worn-torn Sudan to lush countrysides of Ireland. His motto is, Anywhere, provided it be forward! (from David Livingstone) and You can only export what you grow at home. He is husband to Ann (since 1987), homeschooling dad of 7 children (now with 5 graduates and 3 married-in-children), and a new grandpa. Together with Ann, Jon is co-author of The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus (a concise call to world missions). For enjoyment, hes also an amateur wildlife safari guide (in Africa), an avid fisherman (in Oregon and Alaska), and a salmon chef.

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Harvest Ministry

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Jason Ellerbrrook

Nashville
Jason Ellerbrrook
LifeWay Christian Resources http://lifeway.com/leadingmen

Jason Ellerbrook serves as the Men’s Ministry Leader at LifeWay Christian Resources. Through LifeWay Men he helps churches strengthen families beginning with men by providing resources, events and training. Jason is responsible for assembling teams leaders that include Tony Dungy, Bobby & Tommy Bowden, Joe Gibbs, Dr. Tony Evans and others who will challenge men to live lives of faith and integrity. Jason writes the monthly editorial for Stand Firm - a devotional magazine for men and for the “

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LifeWay Christian Resources

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Jolanthe Erb

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Jolanthe Erb
Homeschool Creations http://www.homeschoolcreations.net

Jolanthe {pronounced Yo-lawn-tha} is wife to Rick, and mom to 4 children – two girls and two boys, ranging in age from 6 to 11. They homeschool all four and her days are spent trying to keep up with them all...and the house...and life in general.The laundry may just be a lost cause.At Homeschool Creations, her goal is to provide families with resources in the education journey, lots of free printables, and encouragement for families – whether homeschooling or not.Prior to being a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom, she was a preschool special ed teacher for almost 4 years. Working with children has always been her passion loves that the online world has provided a way to share ideas and resources with other families all over the world.She never intended to stop teaching and start homeschooling. For years Jolanthe was opposed to homeschooling {She even debated against it in college!}, but God completely changed her heart as well as her focus and now years later she is loving and enjoying every minute of it {well, most days!}.

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Homeschool Creations

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Stacy Farrell

Nashville Sandusky
Stacy Farrell
Home School Adventure Co. http://homeschooladventure.com

Stacy Farrell loves to help students cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately. To that end, she created Philosophy Adventure, Creative Freewriting Adventure, Philippians in 28 Weeks, The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions, and the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal (with several new resources to be released this year.) She has been homeschooling her sons for more than ten years with the support of her husband of more than 20 years. You can learn more about her work at http://homeschooladventure.com

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Home School Adventure Co.

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Nancy Fileccia

Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Nancy Fileccia
A Journey Through Learning http://ajourneythroughlearning.com

Nancy Fileccia is a fifteen-year homeschooling veteran and co-owner of A Journey Through Learning lapbooks with her best friend, Paula Winget. They create fun, hands-on learning products for homeschooling families. Nancy and her husband, Rusty, make their home in Shreveport, Louisiana, with their three children. When Nancy's family adopted a little blind girl from China, in 2002, they had no idea how severely their love and commitment to Candace would be challenged as they learn she has a fatal

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A Journey Through Learning

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Sharon Fisher

Nashville Atlanta
Sharon Fisher
BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept http://www.homeworksbyprecept.com

Sharon Fisher holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. She has years of teaching experience and has served as an elementary author for BJU Press. She has presented workshops both nationally and internationally, but her passion is encouraging homeschool parents and Christian educators to teach children with excellence and with a biblical worldview.

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BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept

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Mari Fitz-Wynn

Nashville Atlanta
Mari Fitz-Wynn
Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc. http://www.heartforhomeschool.org

Mari is grateful for the daily God-adventure of the home school experience. With nearly 20 years of experience as a leader in home education, she published her first book, Take Heart 29 Steps to a Healthy Home School in June 2o14, and has published a myriad of articles for various home school magazines. She is a home education consultant, and President of Heart for Home School Ministries,Inc.and former lobbyist for her state home school association.

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Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc.

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Kendra Fletcher

Nashville Dallas
Kendra Fletcher
Homeschooling in Real Life http://homeschoolingIRL.com

Kendra and husband Fletch produce the popular HomeschoolingIRL podcast and blog, found at HomeschoolingIRL.com. Kendra also blogs at PreschoolersandPeace.com and kendrafletcher.com. The Fletchers reside in Central California, where they've homeschooled for 17 years, make pizzas in a brick oven, and surf and play in the Pacific Ocean as often as possible.

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Homeschooling in Real Life

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Todd Friel

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Todd Friel
Wretched Radio

Todd Friel has one wife, three children, and a dog. He also has a radio and television program. Syndicated daily, "Wretched” has produced more than 1000 episodes on topics that range from marriage and family to hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation) and pneumatology (study of spiritual beings and phenomena). Those who aren’t able to listen to Todd’s products can read them. Products he has authored include Joy in the Home (parenting and marriage) with Tedd Tripp and Rick Thomas, Drive By Church History, Drive By Theology, Herman Who? (a Biblical hermeneutics course), It's Not Greek to Me, Decisions, Decisions, On the Shoulders of Giants, What Hath Darwin Wrought, Terrified, Slaying the Dragon and Wretched Worldview.

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Wretched Radio

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Jeannie Fulbright

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Jeannie Fulbright
Apologia Educational Ministries http://www.jeanniefulbright.com/

Jeannie Fulbright is a mother of four and the author of Apologia's Young Explorer Series. It’s her love for God’s Word, her family, homeschooling, and uplifting others that inspires her to continue writing and speaking. She has a heart to encourage homeschoolers everywhere.

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Apologia Educational Ministries

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Kate Funk

Nashville Sandusky Dallas
Kate Funk
Ready-Made Preschool http://www.ready-madepreschool.com

Kate Funk is a former educator and homeschool mom to five children ranging from preschool to high school. She has been homeschooling for over 10 years and especially enjoys the preschool years. She is the founder and creator of Ready-Made Preschool, which provides early childhood homeschool curriculum programs that include the lesson plans and all the necessary materials cut, prepped and ready to use. She enjoys speaking and encouraging moms to maximize their time with their preschooler, while minimizing the time and effort it requires. She believes it is important to instill a love of learning in children early on and that this is best done by implementing a multi-sensory hands on approach to learning.

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Ready-Made Preschool

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Dave Garrison

Nashville Atlanta Dallas
Dave Garrison
Faith & Liberty Talk Show / Ohio Christian University http://www.faithandliberty.org

David (Dave) H. Garrison, the former Republican candidate for U.S. Congress (R-TX) and Executive Vice President of USAA, Inc., and the current Dean of the School of Business & Government® for Ohio Christian University, and national talk show host for The Faith & Liberty Talk Show®. Dave has been a senior executive with Fortune 100 companies such as USAA Inc., Halliburton Corporation, Brown & Root Inc., and Aetna Inc. where he managed billions in spending, while creating thousands of jobs.

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Faith & Liberty Talk Show / Ohio Christian University

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Scott Gillis

Atlanta
Scott Gillis
Creation Ministries International http://CREATION.com

Scott Gillis serves as CMI–US’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Scott also served in ministry for over 25 years as a youth pastor, teacher, speaker, and key leader in a church plant. In a volunteer capacity, Scott was also CMI’s West Coast speaker and representative. Scott and his wife Lisa have 4 adult children, and in October 2010, they moved to Atlanta so Scott could work full-time with CMI–US.

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Creation Ministries International

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Ken Ham

Nashville
Ken Ham
Answers in Genesis http://www.answersingenesis.org

Since moving to America in 1987, Australian Ken Ham—president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S., the highly acclaimed Creation Museum (over 1.5 million visitors in four years), and visionary behind the construction of a full-size Noah’s Ark—has become one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests.A biblical apologist, Ken gives numerous faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year (he receives hundreds of invitations to speak annually) on such topics as the reliability of the Bible, how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and even the church (which is seeing a massive exodus of young people), witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, races,” etc. Ken co-founded AiG in 1994 with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.Ken is the author of many books on Genesis, including the eye-opening book Already Gone , co-authored by renowned researcher Britt Beemer on why so many young people have left the church, the best-selling The Lie: Evolution, and a number of children’s books (Dinosaurs of Eden, D is for Dinosaur, A is for Adam, etc.). Other recent co-authored books include One Race, One Blood and How Could a Loving God …?, and has co-authored the provocative book Already Compromised about Christian colleges and how they treat the authority of the Bible.In recognition of the contribution Ken has made to the church in the USA and internationally, Ken has been awarded four honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity (1997) from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Doctor of Literature (2004) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a Doctor of Letters (2010) from Tennessee Temple University, and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mid-Continent University in Kentucky (2012).Ken and his wife, Mally, reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and seven grandchildren.

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Mark Hamby

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Mark Hamby
Lamplighter Publishing http://www.lamplighter.net

Mark Hamby (M.S., M.Div., Th.M., D. Min. cand.) is founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries. There are five branches of Lamplighter in which Mark oversees: Lamplighter Publishing, Lamplighter Theatre, Lamplighter Guild, Lamplighter Life-Transforming Seminars, Lamplighter Moments Daily Radio Broadcast.He lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Debbie. They have been married for 33 years and have three adult children. Jennifer is married and is the graphic arts and illustration director for Lamplighter. David works for Apple and oversees video production for Lamplighter. Jonathan, their eldest, is married, lives in CA as a commercial broker, and functions as his dads personal counselor!As author, speaker, and Bible teacher, what Mark enjoys most is helping his audience to remove the mask in order to expose the heart. Through the genre of storytelling, role models, and the life-changing power of Gods Word, Marks audiences learn that there is nothing impossible with God.

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Joan Hartley

Sandusky
Joan Hartley
Winsome Arrows Educational Services http://www.winsomearrows.com

Joan Hartley is the founder of Winsome Arrows Educational Services which exists to support special needs learners and those who teach them in the home, private school, and church. Joan is degreed and licensed in cognitive, learning, and behavioral disabilities and has over 35 years experience in a variety of school settings including her own home school. In addition to her work with Winsome Arrows, Joan volunteers for Canines for Christ with her two therapy dogs, Justice and Mercy.

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Tommy Hendricks

Nashville Atlanta
Tommy Hendricks
Mega Verses http://www.megaverses.com

Tommy is the Children/Families Pastor at Celebration Baptist Church in Tallahassee, FL. He has a passion to challenge other men to lead their families in a Godly way. God has gifted Tommy and Jo musically and they have used their gifts to create a scripture memory program. They have put large passages of scripture to songs for the purpose of memorizing God's word. Stop by our booth in Nashville and Atlanta to see how Mega Verses can help your family develop a lifelong love for scripture!

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Mega Verses

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Joyce Herzog

Nashville Atlanta
Joyce Herzog
JoyceHerzog.com http://www.joyceherzog.com

Joyce Herzog is a gifted teacher and author of many educational products that simplify teaching for you and learning for your students. Joyce taught classrooms of learning disabled students in private and public schools for many years and has been working with homeschooling families for two decades. She has addressed rapt audiences of appreciative parents and teachers all across the United States and Canada. Joyce continues to reach the world through her writing, tutoring in her local area and long-distance email and telephone consultations.

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JoyceHerzog.com

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Carisa Hinson

Nashville Sandusky Dallas
Carisa Hinson
1+1+1=1 http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net

Carisa and her husband have three children - a 5 year old daughter, 8 year old son, and 12 year old son. They began homeschooling when their oldest son was in Pre K, although did not fully embrace it until about midway through Kindergarten, which is about when Carisa began her blog, 1+1+1=1! Slowly, God's plan for their family became their passion also. They absolutely LOVE homeschooling now and would never go back! They feel so blessed in so many ways and are thankful God has taken them down this path!

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Jim Hodges

Nashville Dallas
Jim Hodges
Jim Hodges Audio Books http://JimHodgesAudioBooks.com

Jim Hodges is a committed Christian, husband to Monica for 34 years, father of 3 adult home-schooled children, and Navy retiree. Monica asked what his dream job would be? His answer? "I'd record books." So began Jim Hodges Audio Books, producing unabridged recordings of the G. A. Henty historical novels, children’s books, Overtly Christian titles, and Classic Literature. Jim speaks on Self-Employment and How Henty Helps With History, Geography, Language, and Character.

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Jim Hodges Audio Books

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John Hofland

Nashville Atlanta
John Hofland
ArtAchieve https://artachieve.com/

John Hofland began his career teaching junior high art, science, and language arts. Later, as a university professor he has offered workshops for teachers in the US and abroad. His award winning designs for theater and film have appeared throughout the US, in Canada, and Eastern Europe. Presently Mr. Hofland writes an art curriculum that make it easy for anyone to teach sophisticated art lessons to children in grades K-8 and to link art lessons with literature, art, and science.

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ArtAchieve

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Stephanie and Benjamin Howells Scoville

Nashville Atlanta Dallas
Stephanie and Benjamin Howells Scoville
www.oilbliss.com (dōTERRA) http://www.oilbliss.com

Stephanie and Ben are homeschooling parents of four girls, 9 and younger, who educate people on natural healthcare and nutrition, focusing on plant based medicine provided us by God Himself. Stephanie is also a flight attendant for US Airways and enjoys taking her message all over the world. Her life mission is to empower families to take control of their health from the comfort of their own homes.

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Maryann Iffland

Sandusky
Maryann Iffland
Healthy Home Ec http://healthyhome-ec.blogspot.com

Maryann Iffland, a home-educating mom of 4 for over 16 years, and a registered nurse with a passion for holistic living, will share how we are being misinformed and deceived in what constitutes healthful food choices, and how returning to the truth of God's Word can guide us into healthier living.

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Monica Irvine

Nashville
Monica Irvine
The Etiquette Factory http://www.TheEtiquetteFactory.com

As a Certified Etiquette Instructor and working in the hospitality industry for 24 years, Mrs. Irvine specializes in etiquette and professional instruction to help ensure the success of each individual both personally and professionally. Mrs. Irvine is the published author of three books on Etiquette, in addition to authoring several monthly columns in national publications. She is a master motivator speaking to thousands of parents and teachers each year.

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The Etiquette Factory

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Linda Kane

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Linda Kane
Hope And A Future and Steps Of Hope http://hope-future.org

The NeuroDevelopmental Approach works! For 24 years Linda has seen amazing outcomes with thousands of children. The potential of an individual is determined by the opportunities and stimulation presented to them. Lee and Linda Kane founded Hope And A Future in 1999, after realizing the life-changing results the NDApproach brought to their son who had Down syndrome. Hope And A Future gives families the expertise and confidence for working with the specific, individual needs of their children.

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Hope And A Future and Steps Of Hope

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Stephen Kendrick

Atlanta
Stephen Kendrick
Kendrick Brothers http://www.kendrickbrothers.com

Stephen Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, speaking, and prayer. Stephen and his brothers Alex and Shannon operate Kendrick Brothers Productions. He and his family are active members at Sherwood Church in Albany, Ga.

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Colleen Kessler

Sandusky
Colleen Kessler
http://www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com http://www.raisinglifelonglearners.com/

Colleen is a former teacher of gifted children who prayed for nice, average kids, and never planned to leave the classroom. Since God has a sense of humor, she now stays at home to homeschool her highly gifted foursome, trying desperately to stay one step ahead of them while creating curriculum, authoring books, and writing about giftedness, intensity, and her family's adventures {and messes} at RaisingLifelongLearners.com.

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http://www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

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Cherity Kremer

Sandusky
Cherity Kremer
doTERRA Essential Oils http://mydoterra.com/cheritykremer

doTERRA's CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils are safe to use in your home on family members of all ages. You can replace many of the products in your medicine cabinet with these safe and effective oils to combat colds and flus, build your immune system, improve focus, assist in first aid and pain relief, clean the air in your environment and decrease stress. Learn from a homeschooling mother how she uses them in her home. Receive a free gift for coming!

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doTERRA Essential Oils

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Antoinette LaGrossa

Nashville Dallas
Antoinette LaGrossa
ShillerMath: Montessori Math at Home http://www.shillermath.com

Busy wife and homeschool mom of 5 children, Antoinette LaGrossa has been helping homeschool families find math solutions for a decade. ShillerMath changed Antoinette’s preconceived notions about teaching math. In her years with ShillerMath, Antoinette has worked with thousands of families, given many workshops at conventions, and hosted numerous webinars.

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Tim Lambert

Dallas
Tim Lambert
Texas Home School Coalition http://www.thsc.org

Tim Lambert, president of the Texas Home School Coalition, has been involved in home school leadership in Texas since 1984. He and his wife Lyndsay taught their four now-grown children at home for sixteen years, graduating the last two in 2000. As the head of the state organization for the leading home school state in the country, he is recognized as an authority on home education issues in Texas. In this capacity, he has testified before numerous Texas legislative committees on issues related t

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Lyndsay Lambert

Dallas
Lyndsay Lambert
Texas Home School Coalition

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Texas Home School Coalition

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Heather Laurie

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Heather Laurie
Special Needs Homeschooling http://www.specialneedshomeschooling.com

Heather Laurie is a veteran homeschooling mom of 5 and advocate for the special needs community. She is blessed with the unique challenge of raising a family with a genetic disease that causes problems from learning disabilities, autism, to strokes. Heather is always ready to encourage, support, and pray with you along the path to learning outside the box.

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Special Needs Homeschooling

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Jen Lilienstein

Nashville Atlanta Dallas
Jen Lilienstein
Kidzmet http://www.kidzmet.com

Jen Lilienstein is a kids’ personality expert with bestselling 4.5 star book on Amazon, and has wo The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, an Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award, a Pinnacle Award, and an MIT Enterprise Forum Award. Jen is also the Founder of Kidzmet.com, and a featured contributor on LessonPlanet.com, KidzEdge.com, FamilyShare.com, DFWChild.com, HowToLearn.com, KSL.com, and many more.

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Kidzmet

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Phylicia Masonheimer

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Phylicia Masonheimer
Liberty University http://www.libertyu.com

Phylicia Masonheimer is a Liberty University Alum who grew up on the outskirts of the pretty bayside town of Petoskey, Michigan. Home schooled from first grade through high school graduation, she lived on a small farm with her parents and five younger siblings. Growing up, her summers were primarily spent on the beach, on the lake, or horseback riding. Phylicia first learned about Liberty University when she was fifteen years old. Her dad received a Liberty Journal in the mail and from it pinned an article by Pastor Johnnie Moore to their home refrigerator. The article was about finding God’s will for your life. Little did she know Liberty would be a key part of God’s will for her own future! During her senior year of high school, Phylicia enrolled in Liberty University Online to earn dual credit through The Edge program. At age 19, she transferred to Liberty’s residential campus in Virginia and Liberty became an integral part her life. After a summer in New Mexico leading a horseback program, she had to go back to Michigan rather than to Liberty. During that time she worked at a newspaper in Michigan, and continued praying for a return to Liberty. God opened the door in 2012, bringing her back to Virginia to work as an admissions counselor in Liberty’s Resident Admissions department. From there she transferred in to her current position working at the beautiful Hancock Welcome Center as the Coordinator of Group and Daily Visits. Phylicia is no stranger to Homeschool conventions and is excited to be speaking at all 4 Teach them Diligently conferences this Spring.

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Ann Meola

Nashville Atlanta
Ann Meola
RightStart Mathematics / Activities for Learning

Ann Meola has been homeschooling for twelve years. When her now college-aged daughter was 12, Ann began her homeschooling journey. Her 15 year old son has been homeschooled from the start. Ann worked with thoroughbred horses her whole life. She spent five years as a traveling groom and assistant trainer. She met her husband, Nick, also an assistant trainer. They quit traveling with the horses when their daughter was born. Ann and her family go biking, running, and camping and she enjoys gardening and reading.

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RightStart Mathematics / Activities for Learning

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Henry Morris

Atlanta Dallas
Henry Morris
Institute for Creation Research http://www.icr.org

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Institute for Creation Research

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Becky Muldrow

Nashville Atlanta
Becky Muldrow
Dual Credit at Home http://www.dualcreditathome.com

Becky Muldrow, married to Gene for 32 years and home schooling mom of 10 great kids ages 10-28, loves to share the alternative to traditional college that their kids have taken as they have earned their accredited college degrees during high school by doing college-level studies at home. This has enabled their home school graduates to enter law school or graduate school as early as age 17. After writing the 49 weekly Study Plans that walk students through this process, she now enjoys coaching students in over 20 states! At Dual Credit at Home, she provides families with free resources to compile both a four-year-plan and a professional high school transcript along with offering the Study Plans to students seeking a viable alternative to the time-consuming and costly college years.

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Dual Credit at Home

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Julia Nalle

Nashville Atlanta
Julia Nalle
BiblioPlan for Families http://www.biblioplan.net

If you spend more than a moment with Julia Nalle, you’ll find that she’s passionate about Christ, her family, adoption and classical home education. Julia and her husband Rob live in a book-filled little house in the woods of central Virginia with their three sons, the youngest of whom they adopted after learning about the sad plight of special needs children born in Eastern Europe. You can follow Julia’s blog about international special needs adoption at www.covenantbuilders.blogspot.com.

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BiblioPlan for Families

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Leah Nieman

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Leah Nieman
Currclick

Leah is a wife, mom of 2 homeschool graduates and Co-founder of CurrClick.com. She’s a popular speaker who encourages parents to walk with their kids through the world of social media and technology so we raise a generation of digitally responsible young adults. She shares tips on technology and social media at leahnieman.com Leah began using eCurriculum and other forms of online educational resources in her home in 2002. She’s written many articles and speaks at conferences and homeschool events about online classes, technology and homeschooling. She feels that parents and kids must navigate the digital world together and often advises them on the how-tos of that journey. She loves seeing how online classes have connected homeschool families all over the world and enjoys helping parents sort through the “buzz words” that have emerged with this new technology. Most of all, she’s excited to see how the internet has brought the homeschool community together, allowing opportunities for support, encouragement, and friendship that go far beyond the boundaries of physical location.

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Bill Noonkesser

Atlanta
Bill Noonkesser
SermonAudio.com http://sermonaudio.com

Bill currently serves as VP of Operations at SermonAudio.com, a 15 year old tech company devoted to serving the local church with their technology needs. He has worked for most of his adult life in the Information Technology arena. He and his wife Linda currently have 7 children. A homeschooling family for 15 years, they currently reside in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in quiet Travelers Rest, SC

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Debbie Oberste

Nashville
Debbie Oberste
RightStart Mathematics / Activities for Learning http://www.RightStartMath.com

Debbie and her husband Chris have been married for 23 years and have been blessed with six children. In 1993, led by the Lord, she started the journey of educating her children at home; three have since graduated. Her children present a wide range of talent and challenge which has kept Debbie on her knees seeking the best ways to help them. Despite the challenges she still believes educating your child at home one of the best and hardest decisions a parent will make. So she does what she can to come alongside parents to encourage and empower them to do the best job possible. Her oldest daughter is now married and has blessed her with two grand babies. Debbie is looking forward to helping home educate the next generation.

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Mary Jo Patterson

Atlanta
Mary Jo Patterson
Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA) http://www.ghea.org

Mary Jo and her husband, Ken, finally started homeschooling their two children in 1984. (They "chickened out" in 1978.) They began coordinating the statewide homeschool conference in 1988 and were one of the four founding families of GHEA in 1992. Mary Jo serves on the GHEA Board and served on the National Alliance of Home Education Leadership Board until 2014. She continues to assist and counsel home school parents in Georgia. Mary Jo has been a key player in protecting and homeschool law.

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Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)

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Rhea Perry

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Rhea Perry
Educating for Success

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Educating for Success

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Jennifer Pierce

Nashville
Jennifer Pierce
Total Language Plus http://www.totallanguageplus.com

Jennifer Pierce is a wife and a homeschool mother. She has been homeschooling her 4 children since 2000 and has been using Total Language plus for 15 years. The Pierce family lives in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri where they enjoy gardening and raising animals on their farm. In addition to being a Total Language Plus Representative Jennifer leads homeschool co-op classes in cooking and literature.

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Total Language Plus

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Bill Potter

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Bill Potter
Landmark Events - Family Christian Tours http://landmarkevents.org

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Mr. Potter has taught history in high schools and colleges, has led many tours of American and European historical sites and brings to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. An experienced researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published several short books and has penned many articles and book reviews for publication. Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a man gifted in communicating the story of God’s providential hand in American history. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Georgia where Bill serves as an elder at Chalcedon Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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Landmark Events - Family Christian Tours

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Sandi Queen

Nashville Sandusky Dallas
Sandi Queen
Queen Homeschool Supplies, Inc. http://www.queenhomeschool.com

Award-winning author of over 350 books on the Charlotte Mason style of education, Christian living, and health, veteran homeschool mom Sandi Queen and her husband Keith own Queen Homeschool Supplies, as well as The Holistic Wellness Center, both located in New Freeport, PA.

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Barbara Rainey

Nashville
Barbara Rainey
Ever Thine Home http://everthinehome.com/

Barbara Rainey is a wife, mother of six adult children (plus three sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law), and "Mimi" to nineteen grandchildren. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Barbara joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1971. Her husband, Dennis, whom she married in 1972, is the President of FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru that is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Barbara has published articles on family-related topic

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David Rives

Nashville
David Rives
David Rives Ministries www.davidrives.com http://www.davidrives.com

The Alpha and Omega left a pattern of His fingerprints across each corner of the universe. A pattern that David Rives has devoted his life to finding and sharing. Hosting the weekly television show "Creation in the 21st Century" on TBN, David has gained a reputation for his bold and unapologetic biblical worldview. An author and lecturer, he travels the world combining the wonders of our Creator's universe with the clear gospel message.

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Blake Rogers

Nashville
Blake Rogers
Boyce College (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) http://www.boycecollege.com

Blake hails from the state of Georgia. A 2011 graduate of Boyce College, Blake now attends Southern Seminary. Blake also serves as the Head Basketball Coach to the Boyce Bulldogs. The Lord has been so kind to Blake: in November of 2011 Blake married his wife, whom we all agree is much prettier and sweeter than he deserves! He and his wife serve at FBC Fisherville, KY, as youth pastor. In his spare time, he loves to hunt and fish, so be sure to ask if he has deer sausage to share!

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Paul Schaeffer

Nashville
Paul Schaeffer
Memoria Press http://www.memoriapress.com

Paul Schaeffer is the assistant director of the Classical Latin School Association and a consultant for schools and homeschoolers. He received a classical education from his parents and at school. He then went on to study philosophy in Rome, where he helped run the International Leadership Semester. He has taught middle school, high school, and college-level Latin internationally. His favorite class to teach was the 7th grade Classical Studies course at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY.

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Memoria Press

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Steve Scheibner

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Steve Scheibner
Characterhealth.com http://Characterhealth.com

Steve was born Oct. 21st 1960 in Royal Oak, Michigan. His parents worked for the Michigan Central Railroad and lived in a modest home in Livonia, Mich. In 1972, Steve and his mother moved to Chadds-Ford, PA and Steve graduated from Unionville High School in 1978. He earned a B.S. in Economics from West Chester University in 1982. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned and trained as a pilot in 1983-84. He married his college sweetheart Megan, in July of 1984 and they began a life together that to date, has included eight children and 15 moves. Steve was deployed three times in four years flying the P3 Orion. Steve left active duty in 1991 and was hired by American Airlines the same year. He currently flies the Boeing 757 and 767 out of Boston’s Logan Airport normally flying routes that take him to the west coast. His total flight time is well over 12,000 hours. During the late 90’s, Steve started his graduate education at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale PA. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries in 2007. Steve earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2011 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His dissertation topic was the role of parents in the character development of children. In July of 2000, Steve, Megan, and the family, moved to Georgetown, Maine where Steve founded Cornerstone Baptist Church. The church has grown over the years and current attendance tops 225 per Sunday service. Steve remained active in the Navy Reserve. In 2001, Steve was asked to design and teach a course in Navy Core Values. The course has found broad acceptance and Steve is a highly sought after trainer and motivational speaker. More than 10,000 service members have attended his Core Values seminars, since it’s inception in early 2002. Steve and Megan are instrumental in the lives of young parents. They have developed a parenting course entitled Parenting Matters; The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent. They travel extensively, teaching weekend parenting seminars. Steve recently adapted and taught his Navy Core Values training to the entire student body and faculty of Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL. He is also the author of several books and studies. Steve and Megan have been guests on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson and The Glenn Beck TV program showcasing their Nine Practice of The Proactive Parent. In his spare time, Steve sleeps, watches the Red Sox, and drives his children to sports practice, all while attending weekly meetings of Overachiever’s Anonymous. In 2011 Steve retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy. He is currently a First Officer for American Airlines. He recently retired as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Topsham, ME. to become the President of Characterhealth Corporation; a non-profit conference ministry aimed at equipping parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders.

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Characterhealth.com

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Megan Scheibner

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Megan Scheibner
Characterhealth.com http://Meganscheibner.com

Megan was born March 13th 1962 and came home to her adoptive family March 15th. She grew up in York, PA and graduated from York Suburban H.S. in 1980. Four years later, she earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from West Chester University. She uses her degree as she teaches and speaks at conferences and women’s ministry functions, as well as in individual and couples counseling. Megan is the home schooling mother of eight beautiful children, four boys and four girls. She has been married for 29 years to her college sweetheart, Steve Scheibner. Together they have co-authored Parenting Matters, The Nine Practices of the Pro-Active Parent. She is also the author of a series of discipleship books for mothers and several devotional Bible studies. She authored, “In My Seat,” the story of Steve’s 9/11 experience, that has captivated millions on YouTube. Her newest book, “An A-Z Guide For Character-Healthy Homeschooling” provides encouragement and practical tips gained through her 20 plus years of homeschooling experience. Megan and her husband Steve share a strong desire to equip today’s parents to raise the next generation of character healthy leaders. In her spare time, she loves to run and play tennis. Megan enjoys writing, cooking, feeding teenagers, reading, and everything pertaining to the Boston Red Sox. Books by Megan: Character Matters: A Daily Step-By-Step Guide To Developing Courageous Character Eight Rules of Communication For Successful Marriages An A-Z Guide For Character-Healthy Homeschooling In My Seat: A Pilot’s Story From Sept.10th-11th. Grand Slam: A Four Week Devotional Bible Study For Christian Athletes. Rise and Shine: Recipes and Routines For Your Morning. Lunch and Literature. Dinner and Discipleship. Studies in Character. The King of Thing and The Kingdom of Thingdom.

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Characterhealth.com

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Alan Scholl

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Alan Scholl
FreedomProject Education

Alan J. Scholl, MBA is Executive Director of FreedomProject Education & Media. He has been involved in youth education for over 30 years. A featured speaker at hundreds of gatherings, he conducts seminars on American History and Government, and is the on-screen narrator for the popular “Principles of the Constitution” video series. Mr. Scholl has served as a Deacon in his church for 22 years. Alan and Doreen have seven children, seven grandchildren, and have home-educated for 28 years.

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Peter Schramm

Sandusky
Peter Schramm
Ashbrook Center

Dr. Peter Schramm is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and a professor of political science at Ashland University. He served as the Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center from 1997-2013. Prior to coming to Ashland, he served as President of the Claremont Institute and served in the Reagan administration as an undersecretary in the Department of Education.

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Ashbrook Center

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Daniel Schwabauer

Nashville Atlanta
Daniel Schwabauer
One Year Adventure Novel & Cover Story Writing http://www.OneYearNovel.com

Daniel Schwabauer, MA, Kansas University, is editor of Crosswind Comics and creator of The One Year Adventure Novel and Cover Story Writing, writing curriculum for homeschool students. His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good. Runt the Brave and Runt the Hunted, his young adult novels, have received numerous awards. He and his family make their home in Olathe, Kansas.

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One Year Adventure Novel & Cover Story Writing

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Sherri Seligson

Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Sherri Seligson
Sherriseligson.com http://just-extraordinary.com/

Sherri Seligson, speaker, author curriculum developer. Her love of science, motherhood and creation is evident when she speaks. Her books include Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, Interning for High School Credit, Curriculum guide ebooks to accompany feature films such as Dolphin Tale and War Horse. When she is not writing or speaking you can find her spending time with her husband, Dave, and her four adult children. She shares motivational blogs at just-extraordinary.com where

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Sherriseligson.com

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Sonya Shafer

Nashville Sandusky Dallas
Sonya Shafer
Simply Charlotte Mason

Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. Her passion for homeschooling her own four daughters grew into helping others and then into Simply Charlotte Mason. To minister to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs, Sonya shares her heart through IntentionalParents.com and her book This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother's Faith Journal through Autism.

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Simply Charlotte Mason

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David Shormann

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
David Shormann
DIVE into Math

Dr. Shormann's passion is to inspire students to use math and science as tools for understanding God's word and the world He created. With degrees in science and engineering, he has 25 years of experience teaching math and science from elementary through college levels. He is founder and president of DIVE into Math and Science, a publisher of college preparatory math and science video courses taught from a biblical foundation.

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Bob Sjogren

Nashville
Bob Sjogren
Cat and Dog Theology/Unveilinglory http://unveilinglory.com/homeschool

Bob Sjogren (pronounced “show - gren”) is the president of UnveilinGLORY, a non-profit ministry geared toward awakening the church to a new awareness of God’s glory in all areas of life and to see that glory go to all peoples of the world. Bob’s newest efforts have been put into creating Bible homeschool curriculum for children in grades 1-12. The first year’s curriculum (Cat and Dog Theology) and the second year’s curriculum (RG3: Revealing God’s Greatest Glory) is currently selling.

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Debby Sjogren

Debby Sjogren
Cat and Dog Theology/ Unveilinglory http://www.unveilinglory.com/homeschool

Presently residing in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Debby Sjogren graduated with a B.S. in Education and has been married to author and missions speaker, Bob Sjogren, since 1986, and God has blessed them with four wonderful children whom Debby began homeschooling in 1993. Now 20 years later, with four home school graduates, God led Debby and her husband, Bob, to begin writing creative, life-changing homeschool Bible curricula for Elementary and Grades 7 - 12.

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Joseph Smith

Dallas
Joseph Smith
Puerto Rico Baptist College

Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of Puerto Rico Baptist College and is the Founder of a large tax practice that serves over 1000 cross border and domestic professionals in tax preparation and representation.

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Puerto Rico Baptist College

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Mike Snavely

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Mike Snavely
Mission Imperative

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Mission Imperative

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Kim Sorgius

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Kim Sorgius
Not Consumed Blog http://www.notconsumed.com

Kim Sorgius is the author of Not Consumed Blog and Amazon bestseller, "Not a Statistic: Parenting in a Broken World." She is a single homeschooling mom with an MA in Early Childhood, curriculum development. No matter what life circumstances threaten to consume, she will encourage and equip you as we build victorious families together!

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Barb Spanier

Sandusky Dallas
Barb Spanier
Tapestry of Grace http://www.tapestryofgrace.com

Barb Spanier, Director of Lampstand Learning Center. Barb founded the LLC 5 years ago for those families that were looking for online classes for their middle and high school students using the Tapestry of Grace curriculum. She has years of experience not only as an online educator, focusing on teaching history and literature, but has also been involved in homeschool leadership for 16 years. Barb has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia International University in Bible and Christian Educ

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Becky Spence

Nashville Atlanta
Becky Spence
This Reading Mama

Becky is a homeschooling mama to 4 little blessings who keep her on her toes {and knees}. As a former public school teacher herself, she fully intended to send her own children to public school. But she felt a strong calling from God to begin the homeschooling journey the year before her oldest went to Kindergarten. Desiring an outlet to share her ideas and passion for literacy, she started www.thisreadingmama.com, where she posts printables, literacy curricula, and learning activities.

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T.C. Stallings

Dallas
T.C. Stallings

T.C. Stallings was born in Cleveland, Ohio with an early interest in becoming and actor. At the age of 9, performance opportunities began for him via school plays and local church productions. But at age 12, his passions shifted to becoming a professional football player. After graduating from Bedford High School, T.C. went on to play football at the University of Louisville. He then played professionally in the Arena League, Europe, and in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders. After his professional football career came to a close, T.C. began to focus exclusively on becoming an actor. T.C. made his feature debut, portraying "TJ" in the award-winning Kendrick Brother's film "Courageous". T.C. is a passionate public speaker and is requested regularly to speak at various events. He resides in California with his wife Levette and their two children.

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Jamerrill Stewart

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Jamerrill Stewart
Free Homeschool Deals http://FreeHomeschoolDeals.com

Jamerrill Stewart is the owner and creator of the wildly popular homeschool blog, FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. At Free Homeschool Deals, Jamerrill daily shares tons of homeschool freebies and all topics frugal living to help families afford the homeschool life. Jamerrill is the mother 6 six, ages 1-13, and has been homeschooling over 10 years. She and her family make their home in the rural Shenandoah Valley where the days are a full of classic, read aloud literature, sippy cups, and laundry.

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Free Homeschool Deals

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Marianne Sunderland

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Marianne Sunderland
Abundant Life http://www.MarianneSunderland.com

Marianne Sunderland has been married to her husband, Laurence, since 1991. She is a homeschooling mother of eight lively children ages 2 to 21, including adventurous and homeschooled sailors, Zac and Abby Sunderland, known for their world-record setting around the world sailing campaigns. Marianne is passionate about encouraging families to discover and nuture their children’s God-given gifts and talents, in and outside of the classroom. She also encourages women to joyfully love and serve their families. Her varied experiences homeschooling through difficult times and with kids who learn differently has taught her much about stepping outside the box in her own homeschool. Marianne’s blog, Abundant Life, provides weekly articles on faith, family and homeschooling that will bless and encourage you: www.mariannesunderland.com.

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Mary Jo Tate

Nashville Atlanta Dallas
Mary Jo Tate
Flourish At Home http://www.FlourishAtHome.com

Mary Jo Tate, author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms, is blessed with four wonderful sons and has been educating them at home since 1997. She teaches homeschoolers, single moms, and work-at-home moms how to balance family life and home business and how to find peace in the space between the ideal and reality. She is an international editor and book coach, host of the Flourish at Home radio show on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, and a lifelong bibliophile. Mary Jo loves to share her passion for reading and writing and has a heart to help, encourage, and inspire other homeschoolers.

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Flourish At Home

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Zan Tyler

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Zan Tyler
Apologia Educational Ministries

Zan Tyler and her husband, Joe, homeschooled each of their three children from kindergarten through high school, for a total of twenty-one years. When she began homeschooling in 1984, she was threatened with jail by the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education. After prolonged legal battles for the rights of her family and homeschoolers in her state, Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) in 1990 and served as its president for ten years.

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Apologia Educational Ministries

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Norm Wakefield

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Norm Wakefield
The Spirit of Elijah Ministries http://spiritofelijah.com

Norm is the founder and Executive Director of The Spirit of Elijah Ministries International. He and his wife, Alma, began homeschooling their four children in 1984. The focus of Norm's ministry is to be used of God turn the hearts of men to God and their families and to equip them to apply the gospel in all of their relationships and circumstances. His passion for the gospel, God's Word, and His glory make his sessions inspiring and life-changing.

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The Spirit of Elijah Ministries

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Israel Wayne

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky
Israel Wayne
Family Renewal, LLC http://www.FamilyRenewal.org

Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, and Questions Jesus Asks. He the Director of Family Renewal and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.

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Family Renewal, LLC

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Patricia Wesolowski

Atlanta
Patricia Wesolowski
Bryan College http://www.bryan.edu/admissions/homeschool

Pat is the author if The Civil War Unit Study, Worldview 101, Worldview in Review, and more! I have a list of workshop descriptions if you'd like them. Here are several titles from which to choose: I have a list of workshop titles and descriptions if you would like them. Ready to Launch: Preparing Teens for Life After High School Homeschooling Co-op Style Homeschooling on a Shoe String Budget Developing a Philosophy of Education that Ensures Success The World of Worldviews

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Bryan College

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Randall Whitman Jr.

Nashville Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Randall Whitman Jr.
Creating a Masterpiece http://www.creatingamasterpiece.com

Randy is homeschool graduate and an award winning business manager. He recently graduated with honors from his masters program and is pursuing further education. His wife Kimberly is a homeschool graduate as well. Randy is currently serving as a volunteer college pastor in Omaha, Ne and working as the National Sales Manager for Creating a Masterpiece.

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Creating a Masterpiece

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Jim Woychuk

Dallas
Jim Woychuk
Scripture Memory Fellowship International http://scripturememoryfellowship.org

Jim and his wife Susan enjoy parenting Faith, Jonathan, and Mary in Hannibal, MO where he pastored Hannibal Evangelical Free Church for 12 years. As director of Scripture Memory Fellowship (scripturememoryfellowship.org), he recently revised & updated his Dad’s book, What It Takes to Get Children to Memorize Scripture. Jim enjoys reading US and World History (especially WW2), and avidly follows the St. Louis Cardinals. His academic preparation includes degrees from Bryan College (Dayton, TN) and Dallas Theological Seminary. Upcoming publications include: Waldron: Lessons from a Lost Squadron at Midway and God the Father, Almighty Creator (Book 1 in the We Believe Worldview memory work series from SMF). Scripture Memory also hosts and promotes the Scriptorium, an annual Scripture recital dedicated to the presentation of whole chapters and books of God’s word (see recitescripture.org for more information).

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Scripture Memory Fellowship International

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David Wright

Sandusky
David Wright
Memoria Press http://www.memoriapress.com

David M. Wright is the Director and Writer of the upper-school literature curriculum at Memoria Press. He has taught AP Literature and English with a focus on the Great Books for the last ten years. He received his master’s in English Literature from DePaul University in Chicago, and holds a Classical Teacher certificate from the CiRCE Institute. He is currently working on a PhD in Literature at the University of Louisville. He is the Founder and Director of the annual Climacus Conference.

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Memoria Press

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Hal & Melanie Young

Atlanta Sandusky Dallas
Hal & Melanie Young
Great Waters Press / Hal and Melanie Young

Hal and Melanie Young are the homeschooling parents of eight, including six boys. They're the authors of the award winning Raising Real Men and a new book on marriage, My Beloved and My Friend. They're in their third decade of homeschooling, through eight high-risk pregnancies, three re-locations, and 181 degrees of longitude, and live in noisy familial bliss in eastern North Carolina.

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Great Waters Press / Hal and Melanie Young

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