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Keynote Speaker


Voddie Baucham

Grace Family Baptist Church

Voddie Baucham is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter.  He currently serves as the pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Emphasizing cultural apologetics … Read More

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Mike Farris


Dr. Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, was the founding president of each organization. He is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court … Read More

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Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a bestselling author of many books, including Authentic Faith and Sacred Marriage. An international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others, Gary unites the study of Scripture … Read More

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Featured Speakers


Phil Downer

Discipleship Network of America

Phil Downer serves as president of Discipleship of Network of America. A popular speaker at men’s events, church conferences, and home school conventions, Phil also speaks at couples’ events with Susy, his wife of 41 years  Read More

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Chris Hogan

Noble Call

Chris Hogan is the president and founder of Noble Call Institute, Inc. He is an inspirational teacher, a relationship life coach, and a consultant. He mediates for people and organizations to resolve their “most pressing issues” and to reconcile the “relationships that matter most”  Read More

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Terry Mortenson

Answers in Genesis

Dr. Terry Mortenson grew up in an educational system that taught evolution as fact, but shortly after becoming a Christian, he realized that the idea of millions of years of evolution is false … Read More

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Adam Andrews

Center for Literacy Education

Adam Andrews is the director of the Center for Literary Education and a homeschooling father of six. Since 2003, he has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, presenting an innovative method for teaching the crucial skills of literary analysis … Read More

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Vicki Bentley

Everyday Homemaking

Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of more than fifty, grandmother of nineteen, and great-grandmother to one (so far). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988, alongside her husband Jim, and led a local support group of more than 250 families for 14 years … Read More

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Lee Binz

The HomeScholar

Lee Binz, of the HomeScholar, a leading internet homeschool resource, helps parents homeschool through high school and is an expert in how to craft a winning homeschool transcript. Lee and her husband, Matt, homeschooled their two sons from elementary through high school … Read More

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Melinda Boring

Heads Up! 

Melinda Boring, M.A. CCC-SLP, has more than 25 years experience as a licensed and certified speech language pathologist. The owner and president of Heads UP!, she is also a  published author and regular columnist for several newsletters … Read More

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Marilyn Boyer

Character Concepts Curriculum

Marilyn Boyer and her husband, Rick, are true pioneers of homeschooling. Since 1980, Marilyn has taught all of her 14 children from kindergarten through high school. Her passion for putting Christian character at the top of her educational priorities … Read More

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Rick Boyer

Character Concepts Curriculum

Rick Boyer and his wife, Marilyn, are among the early trailblazers of the homeschooling movement. Building on their own experiences in training their 14 children at home, Rick and Marilyn have written several popular books on homeschooling … Read More

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Yvonne Bunn


Yvonne Bunn—HEAV’s director of homeschool support and director of government affairs—works with HEAV’s legislative team to protect and improve Virginia’s homeschool laws. She also works with a network of local support groups to provide accurate, up-to-date information … Read More

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Lainna Callentine

Dr. Lainna Callentine


Dr. Lainna Callentine has a great love for teaching. She is a pediatrician, homeschool mother, and former classroom teacher with a certification in elementary education. Dr. Callentine received her B.A. from Northwestern University, her master’s in elementary education … Read More

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Marla Cilley

Fly Lady

For more than 14 years, FlyLady has mentored women word-wide in how to find peace in juggling the demands of family and housework … Read More

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Tom Clark

VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math

Tom Clark is a life-long teacher of Mathematics and Science with 46 years experience in education at all levels, from elementary through adult. He has served in the Indiana Department of Education as director of curriculum development … Read More

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Karen Debeus

Simply Living for Him

Karen DeBeus was called to homeschool when her eldest child was about to enter kindergarten. Although she started out thinking, “I could NEVER do THAT!” she obeyed God’s call and is now not only loving homeschooling but is passionate about educating others  Read More

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Kristin Eckenwiler

Kristen Eckenwiler

The Struggling Reader

Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a master’s degree in reading. Along with experience in a clinical setting, she has taught early elementary students in a public school setting … Read More

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Denise Eide

Logic of English

Denise Eide, homeschooling mother of four, is the author of the multiple award-winning book, Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy, and The Logic of English series of curriculum and … Read More

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Tyler Hogan

Bright Ideas Press

Tyler Hogan is the head of curriculum development at Bright Ideas Press. He lives in Dover, Delaware, with his wife, Helen, and their adorable daughters, Kaylee, Avalon, and Sierra. He and Helen are both homeschool graduates and are now … Read More

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Sarita Holzmann


Sarita Holzmann is the co-founder and president of Sonlight curriculum . A passionate, thinking Christian who loves to encourage and challenge homeschool families, she is a mom of four, a grandma of an ever-growing number of grandchildrenchildren, a missions advocate  Read More

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Susan Kemmerer

Schoolhouse Publishing

Susan Kemmerer is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Homeschool Supermom…NOT! She and her husband Dale have, by God’s grace, been homeschooling their nine children for almost twenty-five years  Read More

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Carl Kerby

Reasons for Hope

Carl Kerby’s passion is to proclaim the authority and accuracy of the Bible and to engage the minds and hearts of both believers and unbelievers in today’s culture so they may experience the realities of the Word of God. Whether he speaks to youth or adults ..Read More

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Tracy Klicka MacKillop

Homeschool Foundation

Tracy Klicka MacKillop is the widow of former HSLDA Senior Counsel Chris Klicka and a homeschooling mom of seven mostly grown children. As a seasoned homeschooler and gifted writer and speaker for over 17 years  Read More

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Evonne Mandella

Evonne Mandella

Evonne Mandella is a homeschooling mom with a passion for creativity. As a graphic designer and videographer for Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, she’s able to show forth her artistic side on a regular basis, and her professional, inspirational videos can be found ..Read More

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Judi Munday

HIS Help in School

Judi Munday earned her first M.Ed. degree in special education at the University of Illinois in 1968,  and an M.A. degree in learning disabilities in 1985 at Regent University. After several years of teaching children with learning disabilities in Christian … Read More

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Sarah Olbris

Sarah Olbris

The Testing Lady

Sarah and her husband, Dwayne, homeschooled their four children for 18 years. Sarah, a graduate of Wingate College and NC State University, has experience working with gifted, average, and special-needs … Read More

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Chris Perrin

Classical Academic Press

Dr. Christopher Perrin is the author of An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press. He is known … Read More

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Woody Robertson

Woody Robertson


Woody Robertson, a first-generation homeschool graduate, has a huge burden for the next generation; he is passionate about equipping students with resources and tools that will maximize their impact and successfully launch them into life … Read More

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Joel Salatin

Polyface Farms

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third-generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. Using relationship marketing through on-farm sales … Read More

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Sonya Shafer

Simply Charlotte Mason

Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason method. She has been on an 18-year adventure studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education … Read More

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James Staddon


James Staddon, a landscape photographer and graphic designer, and has traveled extensively with his camera across the United States and abroad. In 2009, he founded Lenspiration Read More

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Barry Stebbing

How Great Thou ART

Mr. Stebbing has been an artist and educator his entire life. He is the author and creator of How Great Thou ART Publications, with over a dozen art texts, teaching homeschoolers the fundamentals of drawing … Read More

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Brian Wasko

Write at Home

Brian Wasko started WriteAtHome in 2001 after 13 years of high school teaching in public, private, and homeschool support education. He earned an English degree and a secondary English teaching certificate from the University of Virginia in 1988. Mr. Wasko has also worked … Read More

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Erik Weir

WCM Global Wealth
Erik Weir—founder, president, and CEO of WCM Global Wealth—has created an investment advisory financial firms that he believes will serve as an investment advisory model for the new millennium. Seeking to deliver the highest quality advice … Read More

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Dr. Kenneth Westcott

Developmental Vision Care

Dr. Kenneth R. Westcott is a developmental optometrist in the Tidewater area. He received his doctorate in optometry from the Ohio State University where he focused his clinical training in developmental vision Read More

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