2019 Expo Speakers

Andrew Pudewa

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 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.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Northeastern Oklahoma’s beautiful green country.

Todd Wilson - Familyman

A dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor

Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important through a weekly e-mail for dads, seminars, and books that encourage parents. Todd, and his wife Debbie, homeschool six of their eight children (two have graduated) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile. You can read more at www.familymanweb.com.

Kathie Morrissey

May God bless you as you strive to raise Godly children and young people for Him!

Kathie Morrissey is the mother of eight children, wife to Alan for 38 years, and a committed homeschooling mom of 31 years. She is the founder of The Character Corner, where she loves to blog about parenting, family life, homeschooling, and life in general. Kathie is a popular speaker at homeschool conventions and support groups as well as ladies retreats. Her heart’s desire is to help and encourage parents to be purposeful in raising Godly children with strong Christian character, who walk in purity, and have a heart for God. After 31 years of homeschooling, all eight of Kathie’s kids have now graduated. Her greatest encouragement to young moms is to be faithful in teaching and training their kids, while leaving the results to God. She will be sharing the things she learned during her many years of homeschooling.

Jeff & Amy Minard

Are homeschooling sixof their eight children, age one through nineteen (two have graduated)

While they are far enough down the ‘homeschooling road’ to have learned many things that work well (and some that don’t), the beginning days are still fresh in their minds. They hope to share their enthusiasm for home education with parents who are just catching the vision for teaching their own children at home.

Donna Reish

The homeschooling mother of seven children, ages nineteen to thirty-four

Donna has written over fifty curriculum books for two publishers over the past fifteen years, including, among others, “Character Quality Language Arts,” “Meaningful Composition,” and “Really Writing” (ebooks). She and her husband Ray own and operate a homeschool publishing company and cottage class provider, Character Ink (formerly Training for Triumph); Christian parenting ministry/seminar, “Raising Kids With Character”; and “Character Ink” blog. Additionally, the couple has written a omeschooling book entitled, “The Well-Trained Heart.” And Donna has recently co-authored an e book “Sixty Homeschooling Tips From Sixty Years” with Kathie Morrisey of Character Connection. Ray and Donna have graduated seven students who are involved in occupations, ministries, and marriages that exemplify the relational, character-based parenting and homeschooling approach that they were raised with. Ray and Donna live in Fort Wayne, Indiana where they test their homeschool curricula with over one hundred students every year, blog about parenting and language arts, write and publish books for homeschoolers, spend tons of time with all seven of their kids, and help homeschoolers and parents in their area in any way they can.

Brett Sloffer

Brett has a passion for theology, apologetics, worldview studies, and cultural issues.

Brett Sloffer is a theology teacher who is in his fifth year teaching full-time high school Biblical theology and world religions at Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn, Indiana. Brett earned a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and New Testament Greek from Taylor Fort Wayne and M.Div. in Biblical Languages (Hebrew and Greek) degree from Grace Theological Seminary. Brett is also on staff at his home church, Christ Community Church (Churubusco), where he is a part-time worship pastor and also serves in various other ways. Brett and his wife Britney, who is a full-time hospice chaplain, have been married for nearly 12 years. God has blessed them with two beautiful daughters, Hadley and Kinsley. The Sloffers currently reside in Huntertown, IN. Brett has a passion for theology, apologetics, worldview studies, and cultural issues. In addition to teaching at Lakewood and his home church, it has recently been placed on Brett’s heart to expand his scope of influence, starting with the local high school age homeschool scene. Brett hopes to be used within the homeschool environment to reach and train up more ambassadors for Christ to engage our culture and world with the truth.

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