Jared Dodd is an author, pastor, and speaker who has been doing ministry for the last 20+ years. He and his wife, Amy, homeschool their 9 children and travel the country speaking on many different subjects; Apologetics, Family, Homeschooling, Discipleship, etc. They have a weekly broadcast radio show called The Blessed Family and currently have three full length video series on RightNow Media.
Jared is the author of nearly a dozen books including the Scroll Saga (The Castle and the Scroll, The Dragon and the King, The Maiden and the Serpent), and the DIO Trilogy (Discipleship, Immersion, and Obedience). He was recently the KeyNote Speaker at the North Dakota Homeschool Convention. His greatest passion is the renewal of the Biblical Family. To find more of Jared’s resources, including books, videos, and audios please visit jareddodd.com
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Beverly Parrish is a mom of seven who just completed three decades of homeschooling! Bev has mentored new homeschool moms, tutored struggling students, and spoken at conferences nationally. She brings a breadth of experience to share with younger moms just starting their journey, and encouragement for those veterans in the trenches who are growing weary. Bev is excited about bringing practical truths to deliver families from unnecessary burdens. She is a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction® Facilitator and in her spare time enjoys reading and spending time with her adult children and their families.
Lynn Dean is a veteran homeschool mom (35 years!), speaker, curriculum designer, and novelist. She’s passionate about lifestyle learning, Socratic teaching, project-based education, godly leadership, and awesome teenagers. She enjoys helping homeschool parents create hands-on activities and learning adventures!
Lynn created Discover Texas, now in its 23rd year, to fill the need for an age-integrated, hands-on history curriculum for the great state of Texas. You can find her online courses for students and for parents at courses.discovertexasonline.com.
Lynn also mentors parents within a membership community called My Homeschool Mentor_COFFEE BREAK, where we shed the notions of “doing school at home” and embrace the higher possibilities of home education. For more information about our COFEE BREAK community and a super introductory offer, visit https://myhsmentor.samcart.com/products/coffee-break.
In our changing world, where Christian families experience fear, opposition, and uncertainty, Susan speaks to point believer’s eyes back to the foundation of the solid rock of our Savior. She strives to use her experience of twenty-seven years of homeschooling her seven children to equip moms to stay the course and homeschool with diligence, perseverance, and faith.
Mary James lives in Austin, Texas, and is the mother of eight. She began homeschooling in 1989 and will graduate her youngest child in 2022. In 1999, Mary founded Smoothing the Way, and continues to offer training and support to homeschooling parents. Mary also serves on the Texas Homeschool Coalition Board of Directors. She encourages her listeners to face the often daunting task of homeschooling their children. For more information, visit www.smoothingtheway.com.
Jeremy has served as the Policy Director for THSC since 2013. In 2022, he became THSC’s first Deputy Director. He teaches Lincoln-Douglas debate in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA). He currently lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Addi, and two sons, Wyatt and Declan.
Thara Reinitz is a second generation homeschooler. She lives in West Texas with her husband and four kids in their forever fixer-upper house that will one day be our dream house. A crunchy mama at heart, she loves learning about and living a non-toxic life including gardening, backyard chickens, healthy homemade cooking, and using alternative medicines and clean beauty products. As a Christian, she also wants to encourage others as they learn to follow Jesus more each day. Find her on Instagram @health_and_homeschool or online HealthandHomeschool.com.