Kirk Cameron has been a part of the national landscape since starring as “Mike Seaver” in the ABC hit sitcom, “Growing Pains.” His exclusive online community of faith and family is called “The Campfire.” He’s been featured on Fox News, the Today Show, and CNN and currently tours the country speaking live in 30 cities a year as part of the “Living Room Reset” marriage and parenting conference.
Heidi St. John has been speaking on marriage, family and cultural issues for over 15 years. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to boldly become who God has created them to be will challenge encourage you. Heidi is the author of seven books. Her most recent book, Bible Promises for Moms, released in March of 2019 and is the latest in the MomStrong collection. She has also recently released Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith and Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That’s In You For Your Family and Your Faith, which focuses on helping mothers build a solid biblical foundation for their families.
Sam Sorbo is an award-winning actress, author, radio host, international model, and home-schooling mom to three children with Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo seeks to inspire parents to home educate. They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate (Reveille Press) and Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families (Broadstreet Publishing), are available at SamSorbo.com.
Kathy Barnette is a veteran, a conservative political commentator, speaker, homeschool mom, and author of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: Being Black and Conservative in America. She appears regularly on national television and radio. She served her country proudly for ten years in the Armed Forces Reserves, where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School. Kathy is a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance. She sat on the Board of a pregnancy crisis center for five years.
Andrew Pudewa is the founder and principal speaker of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting around the world, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.”
Meeke Addison is Assistant Director of Special Initiatives at the American Family Association and co-host of Airing the Addisons on AFR. Her work with AFA began in 2007 as a stay-at-home mom in Louisiana. Since then she has primarily served on-air as a radio personality. Meeke is a conference speaker, women’s teacher, author, and pro-family activist who keeps a close eye on politics, pop culture, and the Church. Her focus is on equipping everyday Christians to effectively engage and transform culture. Read Hard Truths: A One-Month Devotional, by Meeke Addison.
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, Questions Jesus Asks, Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask.
Ginger Hubbard speaks across the country at women’s events, parenting conferences, and home school conventions. She has been a guest on national television and radio shows such as, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, FamilyLife Today, and Revive Our Hearts. Ginger is the bestselling author of several books including I Can’t Believe You Just Said That, Wise Words for Moms and the best-selling Don’t Make Me Count to Three.
Todd Wilson is a dad, grand dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. His humor and down-to-earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions, retreats, and churches across the country. He’s the author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom: Showing Dads How to Meet the Needs of Their Homeschooling Wives and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons – The Complete Collection.
Rachael Carman is the author of How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids. In her books, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. She invites moms to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life.
Davis Carman got started on his homeschool adventure with a providential two-by-four on the side of his head. Twenty-three years, seven kids, and five graduates later, he hopes to share some of the lessons he’s learned along the way to help other families enjoy the most successful, satisfying, and Christ-centered home school possible. He is the president of Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of Creation-based science and Bible curriculum. He is an international speaker, founding board member of Homeschool Now USA, and advocate for home education. He is also the author of five illustrated children’s books, co-host (along with his wife Rachael) of the Let’s Talk Homeschool podcast, and blog contributor at Homeschool-101.com and www.DavisCarman.com. He believes that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
Leigh Bortins is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Classical Conversations Inc., an organization that supports home schooling families across the globe. Besides earning degrees in Aerospace Engineering (BS), and Global Church-Based Education (DMin), Leigh is the author of a dozen books on classical, Christian education that grew out of her own experiences in homeschooling.
Pam Barnhill believes that you don’t have to sacrifice relationships to homeschool strong. An award-winning educator, former journalist, and now homeschooling mom, she has a knack for breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps and getting to the heart of the stories her listeners want to hear.
She is the host of the popular podcast Your Morning Basket and the author of two homeschooling books: Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects that Matter Most and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace.
James Gottry serves as vice president of public policy for the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute. In this role, he leads the effort to monitor current events and legislative measures that impact the institution of the family and culture, interpret them in light of the Bible, and provide appropriate strategies for response. Gottry also writes about constitutional law, religious freedom, and cultural issues, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, National Review, The Hill, Christian Post, The Daily Wire, Public Discourse, The Federalist, The Daily Signal, and various additional print and online outlets. He has appeared on MSNBC and has been quoted by USA Today, NPR, Fox News, and others.
Connie Albers is an author, speaker, and podcaster, who has spent much of her adult life as a homeschool mom to five and mompreneur with a passion for strengthening parents through her speaking and various leadership roles. More recently, Connie entered the publishing world with her new #1 ranked Amazon Hot New Release book Parenting beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy, which outlines positive approaches to parenting today’s teenagers.
Durenda Wilson is a 24-year veteran homeschooling mom of eight, six of whom have graduated. She has been married to Darryl for 30 years and they have 6 grandkids. Durenda has written The Unhurried Homeschooler (a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling) and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart. She is the owner, writer, and host of her blog and podcast, at DurendaWilson.com.
Jeannie Fulbright, CCFC, MFA, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Exploring Creation elementary science series published by Apologia and has been speaking and writing to encourage and build up the homeschool community for twenty years. Her passion is to empower parents to homeschool with excellence and to trust God with every aspect of their children’s education.
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on special education homeschooling issues as well as the host of SPED Homeschool Conversations, a weekly talk show about special education homeschooling. Peggy’s journey into homeschooling started 18 years ago when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Ana Willis is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, blogger and mompreneur. She loves to encourage, inspire, and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed. Ana also leads a vibrant free community for homeschool moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at TheyCallMeBlessed.org
Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom. She resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby is co-host on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.
Danielle Papageorgiou has been homeschooling, or “lifeschooling,” for 18 years and has run the WINGS Homeschool Group for the past 9. She has a passion for helping other homeschoolers learn how to homeschool in a way that does not compete with family life, but actually enhances it…homeschooling done in a spirit of freedom, not legalism. Her desire is to see more families set free from the world’s expectations of what education is and to discover that God has made each family unique and has also placed in each of their children special gifts and desires that He wants to use.
Yvette Hampton is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. She is also host of The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!
Misty Bailey is the blogger behind Joy in the Journey and the podcaster behind Joyfully Homeschooling. Her goal in this online space is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real-life homeschooling. Through real stories, real struggles, and real-life, Misty encourages her blog readers and podcast listeners to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool.
Kristi Clover is a home organization and #momlife expert. She’s also the author of M.O.M. – Master Organizer of Mayhem and Homeschool Basics, the host of the Simply Joyful Podcast, and a popular conference speaker. Her passion is to encourage families to find simple ways to bring more joy into their home and life. She loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life through a variety of media that you can find at KristiClover.com. Kristi lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their five children.
When she’s not curating memories, hoarding vintage books, or playing ringmaster to a circus of her own making, Jamie Erickson can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom podcast, through her blog The Unlikely Homeschool, at national conferences, and in her book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence.
Rich and Barb Heki are the founders and directors of Grandparents of Homeschoolers™. As veteran homeschool leaders with four adult children and three grandchildren, they speak nationally and internationally to encourage, inspire and equip grandparents to lovingly support, actively engage in and fully delight in the home-education adventure of their grandchildren – whether they live locally or long-distance.
Wendy Hilton is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 23, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 21, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.
Trish Corlew is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 21 years and they have three sons (ages 18, 17, and 14). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori / gameschooling approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden, travel, and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!
Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a genuine “people-person”, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a deep love for world history where the famous and the infamous have left their mark in time. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come that they might know “the mystery of God . . . in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:3)
Colleen Kessler is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. The author of more than a dozen books for teachers, parents, and kids, she has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular blog Raising Lifelong Learners as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children.
Kim Sorgius is passionate about helping families grow in faith so they are NOT CONSUMED by life. Her practical, transparent, and heartfelt message will inspire and equip you to homeschool without feeling overwhelmed by circumstances. Kim has served as a public school teacher, homeschool evaluator, and curriculum consultant. However, teaching her own children while walking alongside other moms on this journey is her absolute favorite thing to do. Best-selling author of My Brother’s Keeper and Because I Said So, Kim loves combining her teaching experience with her M.Ed. in Curriculum Development. She creates engaging Bible studies and homeschool curriculum to help families live #NotConsumed every day!
Caleb Schroeder has experienced first hand the value of home education as a homeschool graduate and credentialed public school math teacher and Adjunct math professor, . He holds master’s degrees in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University, and Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. He sees that academics are only part of education. He and his wife, Leah, also a homeschool graduate, value family discipleship and live intentionally as they work to build a strong biblical foundation for their six children.
Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, an author, conference speaker, and Regional Facilitator for The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches over WA and OR churches.
Scott and his wife, Katie, grew up together in the mountains of northern California. God has blessed them with eight children (and maybe more in the future!). Scott spends most of his time with his home and church families. He loves studying and teaching God’s Word, and his free time is usually committed to reading and writing.
Sharon Fisher is a wife, mother, and grandmother who has a passion for encouraging homeschool parents and Christian educators to teach children with excellence and with a biblical worldview.
Sharon has many years of full-time teaching experience in the elementary classroom, served as Curriculum Coordinator for Bob Jones Academy, and served as an elementary author for BJU Press. She serves as Social Media Coordinator, Workshop Speaker and Coordinator, Blog Writer, and Curriculum Specialist for Homeworks by Precept, a provider of excellent homeschool materials.