2018 Speakers

Todd Wilson

TODD WILSON, is 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 four of their eight children (four have graduated) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile. You can read more at www.familymanweb.com

Ben Davis

Ben is a homeschool graduate who works at BJU Press. He is passionate about sharing biblical-worldview education with the next generation. He and his wife, Megan, have four little girls. Growing up as a homeschooler, Ben participated in debate and eventually went on to earn a MA in communication. Now he serves in leadership in a local outreach ministry. Ben enjoys writing on history, education, and faith at blog.bjupress.com.

Lesli Gibbs/This Crazy Homeschool Life

A North Carolina native, Lesli is a married, homeschooling mom of three who lives outside of Atlanta. She’s the daughter of a teacher, and earned her degree in education. Lesli has been homeschooling her children from the start of their education journeys. After 8 years of homeschooling, she is passionate about travel, family togetherness, and active learning. Lesli celebrates the homeschool adventure on her blog, This Crazy Homeschool Life.
 – Workshop Title: Failure Free Homeschooling: Setting Your Homeschool Life Up for Success
 – Workshop Description: Whether you’re new to the homeschool world, or have been at this adventure for a while, do you still have the fear that you will fail your children? Learn how to set your homeschool up for success, and how to easily avoid the most common homeschool mistakes that can lead to failure in your schooling.

Lara Molettiere

 Lara is the homeschool mentor, writer, and main coffee drinker behind Everyday Graces Homeschool, a resource for encouragement and ideas to create grace-filled and thriving homeschools. Lara combines practical advice, humor, and lots of grace to help homeschool moms to create an atmosphere of learning, love, and life. Lara is also the creator of the popular Charlotte Mason Complete Homeschool Planner, My Nature Journal, and My Book of Centuries Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool resources. When she’s not homeschooling or wrangling chickens, you can find her on Facebook (Everyday Graces Homeschool) and Instagram (@LarasPlace).

Richard Risbrudt

Richard Risbrudt, “Mr. Riz” is a high school chemistry teacher of 42 years, teaching at a community high school for 13 years, and a private Christian high school for 29 years. After receiving many requests from the homeschool community, including former students who homeschooled their children to develop a high school chemistry course, ChemExplained.com became a reality. Richard’s teaching honors include the Ashland Oil Excellence in Education Award, Fergus Falls (MN) Teacher of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award, and Certificates of Recognition for his teaching from three Minnesota Governors; Rudy Perpich, Arne Carlson, and Jesse Ventura. Richard is married to his wife, Denise. They have three grown children, five grandchildren and live in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Mr. Riz

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