2017 Speakers

Finny Kuruvilla

A Harvard/MIT educated scientist and doctor, Finny founded the now ~$1 billion sized Christian Eventide fund in 2008. As a father of 6 homeschooled, godly children, Finny has spent many years thinking about the state of Christian Higher Education in the U.S. With their skyrocketing costs, unfocused curriculum, and lack of real Christian discipleship, many colleges today are not helping young Christians to effectively prosper. By creating Sattler College, Finny plans to revolutionize Christian higher learning to help young men and women find God’s calling to them.

Kimberly Kulp

Kimberly Kulp, a teacher, mom, and lover of all things homeschool, has been involved in teaching and product development for elementary – higher education students for more than 15 years in the public, private, and homeschooling community. Kimberly has extensive experience with at-risk students who require more hands-on learning approaches, and is very passionate about interdisciplinary education, learning styles, and the integration of technology to enhance a student’s mastery of the subject, their creativity, and ability to make lasting human connections. As an adoptive mother, she is especially interested in sensory integration and kinesthetic learning for active, at risk and adopted children. Kimberly is also an avid writer writing for many different homeschooling, education, and parenting blogs and has been published with About.com, Homeschoolinghelp.com, Sonoma Christian Home, Focus on the Family, and other Christian publications.

Joel Tay

Joel became a Christian at the age of seven after his father, a pastor, shared the Gospel with him. Ever since, he has been interested in the defense of the faith and preached his first sermon to the youth congregation at his church when he was just 15 years of age on the subject of creation and evolution. In 2001, He graduated with a Diploma in Biotechnology (equivalent to a 3 year Associate Degree) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) with an emphasis on the commercial viability of rooftop hydroponics in Singapore. It was around this time that Joel first attended a CMI talk and was blown away to hear answers to some of the nagging questions about creation and evolution. This ignited a passion to share the Gospel through creation apologetics. He became actively involved with Campus Christian Movement, as well as an open air preaching ministry (Operation 513). In 2008, Joel completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland (Australia), majoring in two fields of studies: Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, with the sole purpose of increasing his own ‘science’ apologetics arsenal to the non-believer. He also has a Master’s degree in Divinity (Theology) from Trinity Theological College in Singapore and a Joel became a Christian at the age of seven after his father, a pastor, shared the Gospel with him. Ever since, he has been interested in the defense of the
faith and preached his first sermon to the youth congregation at his church when he was just 15 years of age on the subject of creation and evolution. In 2001, He graduated with a Diploma in Biotechnology (equivalent to a 3 year Associate Degree) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) with an emphasis on the commercial viability of rooftop hydroponics in Singapore. It was around this time that Joel first attended a CMI talk and was blown away to hear answers to some of the nagging questions about creation and evolution. This ignited a passion to share the Gospel through creation apologetics. He became actively involved with Campus Christian Movement, as well as an open air preaching ministry (Operation 513). In 2008, Joel completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland (Australia), majoring in two fields of studies: Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, with the sole purpose of increasing his own ‘science’ apologetics arsenal to the non-believer. He also has a Master’s degree in Divinity (Theology) from Trinity Theological College in Singapore and a

Rebecca Farris

Rebecca Keliher Farris, the Well Planned Gal, has inspired and supported thousands of homeschool moms each year through her speaking, talk show, daily planners, magazines, and online resources.

Each year, Rebecca travels to homeschool conventions and women’s conferences sharing her inspirational story of grace. Challenging women to discover the unique journey God has for them, Rebecca mentors women in their work, marriage, parenting adventures, and life.

Mikala Streeter

Mikala is the Founder and Principal of The LIFE School, a progressive learning community with two programs: an in-person high school in Atlanta, GA and a virtual unschooling program for grades 7-12. At The LIFE School, students are empowered to discover and pursue their passions, grow as leaders, and engage as citizens. Mikala is an experienced educator who is committed to empowering students from all backgrounds. Over the last 7 years, she has taught middle and high school computer science, math, and engineering design courses, designed curriculum, and coached and trained teachers around the world. Prior to founding The LIFE School, Mikala also co-founded an educational technology company focused on college access. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.A. in Education (Learning, Design, and Technology) from Stanford University.

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