2018 Annual Conference: Workshop Speakers

Connie Albers

With more than twenty-five years in homeschooling as a wife, mother of five, mom-preneur, and inspirational leader, Connie has expertise and personal understanding of the challenges of balancing life, learning, and love of family. Connie is the proud mother of five University of Central Florida Knights, all of whom earned scholarships and graduated debt free. Connie is a speaker, author, and owner of ConnieAlbers.com.


    • What if I Ruin My Child?
      What If I Ruin My Child?
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15
      Have you wondered if homeschooling would ruin your child? If you answered yes, then take comfort; youare not alone. We all struggle at some point. After all, homeschooling is “on the job”training. When Connie started homeschooling twenty-five years ago, that is what she thought as well. Parents, come learn truths from a mom who knows you are not ruining your child.
    • Building Strong Sibling Friendships
      Building Sibling Friendships
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00
      Will my children be friends when they grow-up? Connie wanted her five children to love each other, but then all they did was fight and argue! Sound familiar? Connie helped her children buildlifelong friendships with each other during her homeschool journey and you can too. She believes homeschooling is the perfect environment for teaching children how to love each other.
    • Help for Mom-preneurs
      Help for Mom-preneurs
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45
      The rise of Mom-preneurs exposes a need for moms to find balance between homeschooling, career, and family while generating income. There are effective ways to delegate, set realistic goals, and seek work to fit a homeschooling lifestyle. Glean insights from a mom who has lost the battle many times, but her resilient spirit and desire to finish well can help you in your journey.
    • Starving Fear
      Starving the Fear
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45
      I can’t do this! How can I teach my child when I don’t know Phonics or Physics? Has this thought run through your mind? Connie knows all too well the anxiety surrounding homeschooling. After twenty-one years of teaching her five children, she proclaims you don’t need a degree; you need determination and discernment, and consistent devotions. Find out three truths tostarve the fears and finish well.
    • Remaining Steadfast During High School
      Remaining Steadfast During High School
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30
      It’s hard to stay the course during the high school years. Everything is changing: the rules, the requirements, and the relationship. Your teen is changing too. So why is staying the course a crucial goal of your homeschooling journey, even though the rules aren’t working anymore? Well, teens need you to be a steady force in their life. This time can be the most rewarding of your parenting journey.

    Jonathan Brush

    Jonathan is a first-generation-homeschool graduate and homeschool dad of six. He is Executive Director of Student Life for Lumerit Education after working in higher education admissions as Director of Admissions. Jonathan speaks to families and groups across the country about how to seek out adventures and prepare for opportunities.onathan lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.


    • The Importance of Finding, Building and Keeping Great Relationships
      The Importance of Finding, Building, and Keeping Great Relationships
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      Your relationships with others determine your happiness, success, and well-being in life. They measure how you serve others, make a difference in the world, and influence yourlegacy. Knowing how to find, build, and keep them is very important!Learn how to choose critically when making them, prioritize them, and invest wisely to keep them.
    • Standing on the Solid Rock: How to Radically Transform Your Family Through Family Bible Study
      Standing on the Solid Rock: How to Radically Transform Your Family through Family Bible Study
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      Faithfully having a time for daily family Bible study and worship transforms families, supercharges faith, and changes lives. Planning and leading doesn’t require any specialized training and yields benefits you can’t imagine. Jonathan shares about how his life, and the life of his family, has been transformed by this simple discipline. Leave equipped to change your family!
    • Critical Skills Your Child Needs to be Successful
      Critical Skills Your Child Needs to be Successful
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      Academic knowledge is important, but does it prepare for success in future employment? Is your student becoming a collaborator, communicator, critical thinker, and creator? Are they developing media, information, technology, life,and career skills? Surveyed college professors and CEOs disagree on how prepared a graduate is for modern life. Learn how to plan for success… beyond the curriculum.
    • College Madness - When the Crowd is Wrong
      College Madness - When the Crowd is Wrong
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Many say, “Go to school, get good grades, and go to a good college so you can get a good job and live The American Dream!” Join Jonathan to learn about crowd dynamics, group think, and how to make sure you understand the incredible changes, opportunities, and challenges happening in higher education today… regardless of what the crowd is doing.

  • Sonya Shafer

    A homeschool speaker and writer specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method, Sonya has been studying, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle methods of education for twenty years. Her passion for homeschooling four daughters grew into helping others. To minister to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs, Sonya wrote This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother’s Faith Journal through Autism.


    • Fine Arts The Charlotte Mason Way
      Fine Arts the Charlotte Mason Way
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      You don’t have to have a music degree or be an art aficionado to teach fine arts to your children. In this hands-on presentation, you’ll discover an easy yet effective way to give your children music and art appreciation that will enrich their lives and yours! Sonya shares practical ways to study music, composers, and artists. Learn a simple method that takes just ten minutes once a week!
    • Keep it Simple: How to Teach Your Whole Family Together
      Keep It Simple: How to Teach Your Whole Family Together
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      Save time and money by teaching most school subjects to all of your students together. Sonja shares strategies to lower your stress level, provide a well-rounded education, and help you build sweet memories. Learn how to do school subjects together and which subjects are best done one-on-one. Take a sample schedule to get started. Teach your whole family together with Charlotte Mason methods!
    • Teach from a Flowing Stream, Not a Stagnant Pool
      Teach from a Flowing Stream, not a Stagnant Pool
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      A drink from a vibrant, flowing stream is much more refreshing than one from a scummy, stagnant pool! Sonya encourages you to breathe vivacity back into your personal life—for your children’s benefit as well as your own. Discover a practical flexible way to rejuvenate your weekly schedule to help you embrace living, not settle for surviving.
    • When More is Less: A Call to Simplicity in Your Schedule, Your Home, and Your Children
      When More Is Less: A Call to Simplicity in Your Schedule, Your Home, and Your Children's Education
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      It’s easy to get caught up in the mentality that we’ve got to add more: we must do more, we must get more, and our children must study more. More, more, more! But the funny thing is that when we keep adding more, we usually end up with less of what really matters. Come discover the richness that simplicity can bring to your schedule, your home, and your children’s education.

  • Daniel Smithwick

    After serving with the Air Force and a career in upper-level management, Dan founded Nehemiah Institute, a nonprofit ministry providing biblical worldview training and worldview assessment programs. He authored a program to reveal an individual’s worldview on politics, economics, education, religion, and social issues. His newest work, The Kingdom Seminar, provides worldview training to local churches. Dan has five children and is a grandparent of thirteen.


    • Biblical Worldview and Culture: An Amazing Story
      Biblical Worldview and Culture: An Amazing Story
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      A history “fly over” from creation to today helps us gain a deeper understanding of the providence of God in the affairs of men and nations. Twelve key events, occurring at 500-year intervals over the past 10,000 years, show the amazing story of how God advances his purposes for the Kingdom of Christ through key individuals acting in his timing. Learn how important the sphere of education is in our time.
    • Biblical Worldview and Culture: A Troubling Story
      Biblical Worldview and Culture: A Troubling Story
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      The deep meaning of “worldview” has key spheres in life: family, church, and state. Daniel reveals how our youth have been taken captive to an anti-biblical worldview by comparing the worldviews of biblical and secular/atheist scholars, to Christian youth. This troubling story must be understood by Christian educators today!
    • Biblical Worldview and Culture: A Forgotten Story
      Biblical Worldview and Culture: The Forgotten Story
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      There is a “worldview shift” occurring in America over the past four hundred years. Understand this Colonial Education Era in America by studying the character of the people, how they determined what was real, how they knew what they knew, and what demonstrated a good life. This shift from a biblical-based to a secular-based education system is the Forgotten Story of today.

  • Dennis and Naomi Gundersen

    President and co-owner with his wife, Naomi, of Grace & Truth Books, a Christian book publisher, Dennis was a pastor for twenty-six years and now speaks at conferences, writes, and teaches as a visiting professor at Tlapaneco Bible Institute in Guerrero, Mexico.

    Naomi did the lion’s share of homeschooling instruction as they raised four sons, now all adults. Naomi is a superb mentor for younger mothers, always sharing wisdom and insight with parents.

    Dennis' Workshops

      • Doing Family Worship without being a Bible Scholar
        Doing Family Worship without Being a Bible Scholar
        Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

        Many godly fathers are aware that, as family shepherd, they should build a habit of family worship–time in the Word of God and prayer together. But many feel inadequate. “How on earth do I lead my children into understanding God’s Word, when I’m just an ordinary Christian man?” Dennis presents simple, practical ideas any dad can put into practice.You can do this! You don’t have to be a Bible scholar.
      • Building Godly Character with Older Books
        Building Godly Character with Older Books
        Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

        Homeschool families often say, “Older books are SO much better!” Is that true? Find out why Christian books from the 18th and 19th centuries were unique—richer in content and more prone to form godly character. Learn how you can best use literature from that era to strengthen Christian character in your children.
      • Building a Good Conscience in Your Child
        Building a Good Conscience in Your Child
        Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

        “A good conscience” is vital for children to form in their youth! When parents strengthen the conscience, a child can grow into an adult of strong convictions and righteous choices, even when parents are not present. Let’s make one of the goals of our instruction “a good conscience” (1 Timothy 1:5) and plan to achieve it! Dennis shares a practical way to get started.
      • Homeschooling with a Broken Spirit
        Homeschooling with a Broken Spirit
        Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

        Homeschool moms have a busy life! The comprehensive, multi-faceted work can become overwhelming. If you, or a mother you know, feel depressed, this is the workshop for you. As Don Francisco sang, “It ain’t sin to get the blues,” but it’s not pleasant either. Dennis helps many a parent overcome depression and, just as importantly, find ways to still walk faithfully with God during that time of life.
      • A Hebrew Boy's Education in the Time of Christ
        A Hebrew Boy's Education in the Time of Christ
        Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

        It’s hard for Westerners to understand how Hebrew families viewed the essentials of education. Consider the schooling the young Jesus of the Bible would have received. Take a journey back to Nazareth’s school and see unique perspectives and goals encouraged there. We can learn a lot from an ancient Hebrew schoolhouse!

    Naomi's Workshop

      • From Grumbling to Gratitude
        From Grumbling to Gratitude
        Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

        A joyful, gratitude-filled home with an absence of grumbling and discontentment can be cultivated and encouraged in any home! Children tend to pick up what we manifest the most. Naomi shares her heart about what it takes to shift from a mindset of a grumbling grater to a grateful spreader of joy in the family and beyond.

  • Faith Berens

    Faith has fifteen years of teaching experience in public and private Christian schools, serving in childhood literacy, reading assessment, and identification and remediation of reading difficulties. Faith joined the HSLDA Special Needs Coordinators, homeschools her children, and is an educational consultant, evaluator, and tutor. She lives in Stephens City, VA with her husband, Matthew, daughter, Hailey, and son, Hayden.


    • Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Guidance for Homeschooling High School Students with Special Needs
      Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Guidance for Homeschooling High School Students with Special Needs
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      Challenged with home educating struggling or atypical learners in high school? Faith encourages you with alternative course work, specialized curricula, assistive technology, transcript options, graduation guidelines/high school programs, post-high school options, as well as offers tips to navigate the process of applying for testing accommodations in college entrance exams.
    • Phonemic Awareness-The Missing Ingredient in Reading
      Phonemic Awareness-The Missing Ingredient in Reading
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      Phonemic awareness could be why a child struggles with beginning reading instruction or has “sloppy speech” or doesn’t seem to “hear” things correctly. Find out more about these skills and how they (or a lack thereof) impact a child’s ability to become a proficient reader. Receive an assessment to use at home, “play” with phonemic awareness, plus more on these important, foundational skills.
    • "HLEP!" My Kid Can't Spell!
      "HLEP!" My Kid Can't Spell!
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Find out why spelling is so important in a child’s education. Faith shares various strategies, techniques,and fun, hands-on, multi-sensory methods you can use for spelling practice. The goal is to transform “I am a terrible speller” into “I am a good speller!”
    • Laying a Foundation for Reading Comprehension in the Preschool Years
      Laying a Foundation for Reading Comprehension in the Preschool Years
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      Comprehension, the ultimate goal of reading instruction, involves various types of thinking and processing skills. Faith shares tips, techniques, and strategies that develop very young children’s vocabulary. Good habits of mind lay a solid foundation for comprehension with our wee ones from birth to five years old.
    • Life on the High Wire, Balancing Life and Lesson Plans: A Practical Survival Guide
      Life on the High Wire, Balancing Life and Lesson Plans: A Practical Survival Guide
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      Find encouraging ideas for how to make homeschooling fit in your family’s unique situation and needs, as well as your teaching style, and your children’s learning styles. Faith shares suggestions for scheduling, time management, organization, and teaching multiple ages of children.

  • Allan Blain

    Allan is an entrepreneur, trainer, and coach. With his wife, Nicole, they’ve home schooled six children for eighteen years. Over twenty-five years, Allan owned several companies, including a real estate development company. As CEO, he grew it from $10 to over $40 million/year in revenue. His greatest satisfaction professionally comes from helping dad-preneurs and mom-preneurs to integrate family into their work-life.


    • Why a Home-based Business?
      Why a Home-based Business?
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Do you want to learn about benefits of operating a home business? Advantages include bringing fathers and mothers home full-time, having a part-time project, creating a second income, and providing financial relief. Allan shares a biblical foundation for ways to create stronger family bonds and provide financial and time freedom to “do life” as a family and serve others in purposeful and impactful ways.
    • Home-based Business Considerations
      Home-based Business Considerations
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      In part two of the Why a Home-Based Business workshop, Allan shares how to better evaluate types of businesses to find the right fit for a family. Learn about entrepreneurial mindset, product/service evaluation, God’s calling, the Harvard Business Law of an expanding market, passive income and leverage, family strengths, and mentors.

  • Sydney Simao

    Sydney is a nineteen-year-old Christian speaker and writer. She is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and enjoys tackling all aspects of the cultural arena, including literature, politics, and worldview. She lives with her parents and younger siblings in Poulsbo, where she enjoys reading voraciously, playing piano, and writing for her blog, Spoudazo Press.


    • When Life is Nothing Special: How to Serve God in the Ordinary
      When Life is Nothing Special: How to Serve God in the Ordinary
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      God might call you to serve Him by demanding great sacrifices, leading through earth-shattering challenges, or bringing glorious triumphs. Many of us feel, by God’s grace, that we could dutifully trust Him through the seemingly impossible. But what if your call is to serve in plain, out-of-sight, seemingly easy ways? Sometimes facing the ordinary is a lot harder than changing the world.
    • Second Class Christians: The Scary Things God Calls You To
      Second Class Christians: The Scary Things God Calls You To
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      Practicing evangelism and apologetics might seem only for those who: graduated from seminary, know flaws of every religion, and are slightly rude and argumentative. But, God still calls us, fearful “second-class” Christians, to preach the gospel and defend the faith. It’s not hard. You don’t have to know it all, be rude (the Bible commands you not to be), or win the argument-just be faithful to the gospel.

  • Patrick Nurre

    In the second grade Patrick found a dinosaur bone behind his house! This led him to study geology. After becoming a Christian, he reevaluated his evolutionary beliefs from training in secular geology, and is now a young-earth creationist. Patrick teaches classes and seminars, speaks, writes, and leads geology field trips. His non-profit corporation, Northwest Treasures, creates geology kits and curricula for all ages. He also opened Geology Learning Center, a museum/educational center in the Seattle area.


    • Has Radiometric Dating Poisoned Your Faith?
      Has Radiometric Dating Poisoned Your Faith?
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Is radiometric dating as scientific as secular geologists say it is? The church is fast buckling under the supposed weight of radiometric dating evidence for an old earth. What is the truth of the matter?
    • Rock Identification Made Easy
      Rock Identification Made Easy
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      What do you do with those rocks your kids are bringing home? You identify them! This workshop will give you a short primer in basic rock identification, with encouragement to not be afraid of a dirty subject.

  • Linda Lacour Hobar

    Linda, author of The Mystery of History, is a follower of Christ, a genuine people-person, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling and missionary service, she discovered a deep love for world history and a clear call to write. In its sixteenth year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages for its warmth and readability. Linda lives in Tennessee where she continues to obsess over matters big and small.


    • Modern History that shook the World
      Modern History that Shook the World!
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Want to understand today’s headlines? Planning to teach modern history? Then join Linda to recount world-shaking events from the 20th century to present day, with a biblical worldview. Vivid snapshots of the Cold War, formation of Israel, war in Korea, collapse of the Soviet Union, and more,reveal the past so students and teachers can understand clearly and better prepare for the future!
    • What 'tweens and Teens Should Know about WWI
      What ‘tweens and Teens Should Know about WWI
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      From trenches and truces on the Western Front to famous flying aces in the sky, Linda walks you through a “5-4-3-2-1 Countdown” of what ‘tweens and teens should know about World War I along with unforgettable stories to make it inspiring!
    • When Bible History and World History Meet Fact to Face
      When Bible History and World History Meet Face to Face
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      Looking for inspiration in your study of ancient times? With Linda, discover what happens when Bible and world history meet face to face—literally! With a look at Daniel and Belshazzar, Esther and Xerxes, Jesus and Pilate, and more, see Bible characters and world history figures “meet” on one seamless thought-provoking timeline. Through stories and activities for all ages, let His story be revealed.
    • Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool-A Workshop for Marys Only
      Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool–A Workshop for Mary’s Only!
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      If Mary and Martha were to homeschool, Martha might have her plans in place (but be frustrated), and Mary might be at the feet of Jesus (but behind schedule.) We relate to Mary and Martha, but this workshop is for those, like Mary, who love the Lord but need help and structure to homeschool. Linda, a self-proclaimed Mary,managed to homeschool for seventeen years, and still likes to talk about it!
    • To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on Homeschool Grades
      To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on Homeschool Grades
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      Shaped by our personality types, grades have the power to motivate some and destroy others. Linda shares grading theories, as well as practical tips to make keeping grades simple. With Linda’s “real life” examples from the work of her own children, be encouraged—newbies and veterans alike!

  • Dan Kreft

    Dan, a former Big-Ten and professional basketball player, teaches theology and apologetics to youth at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, WA. A software engineer by trade, Dan loves to analyze difficult topics, break them down, and present them in a fun and understandable manner that often leaves his class in stitches. He is also the author of the forthcoming three-volume book, “Jesus” Is Not the Answer to Every Sunday School Question.


    • Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible?
      Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible?
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      If someone were to ask you right now why you believe the Bible, would you have an answer? Would your answer be based upon facts or feelings? In this workshop, we'll look at the construction of the Bible, how we know that what we have today is what the original authors wrote, and consider the jaw-dropping, eye-popping odds that its prophecies about a Savior could all come true in one man.

  • Daniel and Megan Craig

    Daniel has a great burden to further the home education and discipleship vision for the next generation. He founded LifeLaunch and produced its Kickstart program to help students advance their life with vision through mentoring relationships and real-life integration. As first generation homeschool graduates, he and his wife, Megan, seek to build on all their parents taught them.

    Megan loves interacting with sisters of all ages about motherhood, running a home, and supporting the family business.

    Daniel's Workshop

      • Boy Meets Girl, What Now?
        Boy Meets Girl. What Now?!
        Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

        So you like this girl—or you think he’s cute. NOW WHAT? Marriage is God’s blessing, but the path to the altar often seems covered with broken glass–at least that’s what many couples’ bloody feet would indicate! Using God’s principles, Daniel and Megan share insights with peers and perspectives for parents based on their marriage and having grown up in the homeschool/courtship movement.

    Megan's Workshop

      • Want to change the World? Living a Significant Life as a Daughter of the King
        Want to Change the World? Living a Significant Life as a Daughter of the King
        Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

        We all want to do something meaningful with our lives, and Secret Strategies of Success for the Socially Superior Single Young Woman are a dime a dozen. But how does the Christian young lady sort through ideas and find her real place in changing the world for Jesus? Megan shares encouragement from the Word, practical ideas, and joy for the journey to change the world – God’s way.

  • Larry Cormick

    Larry started a passion for business at a young age with odd neighborhood jobs, adding an omelet catering business with his brother, and moving into construction and flipping houses. Now, he can be found with a business or three in his pocket, and others in his mind. He’s a trend-watcher who inspires others to achieve their goals and helps them troubleshoot as well as excel as an entrepreneur.


    • Starting a Side Hustle; Growing a Family Enterprise
      Starting a Side Hustle; Growing a Family Enterprise
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

      Christian families that start an entrepreneurial endeavor begin a better family legacy today than ever before. The availability of information in our highly technical age creates an incredible opportunity for new businesses. The perfect way to start that business and reach financial freedom is as a family!

  • Susan Bradrick

    Susan is the author of Understanding Writing, a Christ-centered, multi-level English and Composition curriculum. The Bradricks, parents of nine children, began homeschooling in 1981, and have ministered together at many homeschool groups and conferences nationwide. Susan co-teaches the “Homeschooling Start-to-Finish” seminar and parent qualifying course.


    • Homeschooling Biblically and Homeschooling Legally - Are They Compatible?
      Homeschooling Biblically and Homeschooling Legally - Are They Compatible?
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      By God’s grace, Washington homeschoolers can confidently homeschool biblically and legally. But a clear understanding of God’s commands for training children, state homeschool law, and your parental rights is critical. Learn about the law’s annual Declaration of Intent and testing directives, enrollment options, pros and cons of “government school at home programs,” and more.

  • Eric Barger

    In his thirty-fifth year of full-time ministry, Eric is a leader, author, and speaker in Christian apologetics and discernment ministry. His articles are syndicated on biblically based prophetic and apologetics websites and blogs. Through materials and the Take A Stand! Seminar, he seeks to refute cults, Islam, New Age philosophy, and various aberrant religious systems. A minister with United Evangelical Churches, Eric and his wife, Melanie, have two daughters and four grandchildren.


    • The Supernatural Invasion of Our Homes
      The Supernatural Invasion of Our Homes
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Eric Barger exposes how the supernatural world is invading our homes, while neutralizing the fears that many have about this mysterious topic.
    • Evangelizing in Perilous Times
      Evangelizing in Perilous Times
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      Free speech is under assault and our politically correct culture demands no dissent. The Bible and Christianity are increasingly viewed as "hate speech." Persecution isn’t coming. IT’S HERE! Our mandate to "go into all the world and preach the gospel" hasn't changed, so in view of God's prophetic Word, thoughtful Christians will recognize the times and know how to respond in these last days.

  • Julianne Primer

    Julianne is a pastor’s wife and home schooling mother of nine who sees herself as a passionate housewife desperate for God. Her zest for creating a life-giving home amidst difficult pregnancies and births, a devastating car wreck, and a debilitating long-term illness gives her an inspiring perspective, as well as a desire to share her creative strategies for homemaking and educating.


    • Surviving Suffering
      Surviving Suffering
      Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

      Julianne, a pastor's wife, mother of nine, cancer survivor, endurer of Lyme Disease, shares candidly about the journey from "Why Me God?" to "My Soul Finds Rest In God Alone." Four truths will strengthen you to become deeper, softer, more confident in Christ,and freer than ever.
    • Managing the Homeschool from the Sick Bed
      Managing the Homeschool from the Sick Bed
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      As a cancer survivor and endurer of Lyme Disease, Julianne shares practical tips and encouragement that will keep a home and homeschool running smoothly during a mom’s extended illness.

  • James Stadden

    James is a landscape photographer and graphic designer. Captivated by God’s creation from an early age, his love for capturing it with a camera has led him on to a career in professional photography and education. Through his business, Lenspiration, and as a workshop instructor, he loves to see inspiration planted, nurtured, and expressed for the glory of God in the work of other photographers.


    • ACTION Photography Team
      Session Description Coming Soon.

  • Neil Craig

    Neil was Minister of Music in several churches and served as arranger, accompanist, and Director of Music of an international Bible teaching ministry. Neil is President and Executive Director of Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington and instructs and directs the annual Christian Heritage Chorale. He and his wife, Mary, are on the Christian Heritage Board.


    • Instructor and Director of the Annual Christian Heritage Chorale and Orchestra, Choristers, and Men's Chorus
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45
      Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30