Speakers

Annette Breedlove has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families.

You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and their traveling adventures at Roadschooling the States with 8.

Annette’s Summit Workshops are titled: Teaching Time Management for the Mom Who Stinks at It and Office Tools 101: Using Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets & Excel

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related 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 from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 fourteen, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

You can follow him at IEW.com

Andrew’s Summit Workshop is titled: The What and How of Leadership Education

Amber Stephens has been homeschooling for 19 years, has 6 kids and has been married to her military husband for 23 years. She doesn’t like the Pinterest-perfect, Instagram-curated messages out there surrounding homeschooling and motherhood. Instead, she wants to encourage and help homeschoolers live their imperfect dreams. Amber blogs at Live, Life, Homeschool where she teaches women how to balance their lives so they can reach those dreams, no matter what they are. As a homesteader, she also writes about living off of the land and teaches homeschoolers how do achieve their homesteading goals. Amber also enjoys running, cooking, writing, coffee and anything introverted. She lives on a farm in Nebraska with her husband, two children still at home, and many animals.

You can follow her at her Blog, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Live, Life, Homeschool Podcast and The Homeschool Mom Academy Facebook Group

Amber’s Summit Workshops are titled: Slay The Self Care Guilt and Manage All Areas of Your Life, Why The Planner You Have is Already The Perfect One and Why Homeschooling Alone Doesn’t Create Team Players

No one understands education like Britton LaTulippe. This homeschooling father of seven is the author and illustrator of more than 70 children’s books, author of The Art of Raising Children for Greatness series (which includes three books: Revealing School, Education, Character), and the owner of Blue Manor’s Online Academy.

You can follow him at Blue Manor’s Online Academy.

Britton’s Summit Workshop is titled: Training Character for Greatness: The Rule of Honor

Charla McKinley graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance. She went on to become a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years working in both the corporate and private sector. While homeschooling her two children, Charla was inspired to write an interactive personal finance curriculum that opens the student’s eyes to the high costs of being an adult. After retiring from homeschooling, Charla continues to teach teens live in Raleigh, NC and across the country using her Beyond Personal Finance curriculum. Charla’s passion is teaching teens that their choices matter. She is a firm believer that in order to prepare teens for the road ahead they must be given the opportunity to practice making good (and not so good) choices using real dollars before they get out into the world and have real regrets.

You can follow her at www.artisanofadulting.com and www.bpfclass.com

Charla’s Summit Workshops are titled: Dollars & Sense and Simply Spreadsheets

Don Blanton
Founder | PEM LIFE & MoneyTrax Inc.
Author | The Personal Economic Model & Your Circle of Wealth.

For nearly 30 years Don has worked to serve those in the financial services industry, by providing them with professional training and innovative communication tools which allow them to share their knowledge with clients more efficiently. Now for the first time ever, these same core concepts, tools, and principles are being made available to the educators and institutions who are committed to pursuing a positive impact in the financial lives of students in their classrooms with Personal Finance Illustrated®. Don also continues to maintain multiple industry credentials and licenses as well as a personal practice as a financial advisor.

You can follow him at www.pemlife.org/connect

Don’s Summit Workshop is titled: How to Answer the 4 Toughest Financial Questions Everyone Faces

Jacob Breedlove is a native Oklahoman, devoted husband, father, and faithful follower of Jesus Christ. He has been married to his wife, Annette of In All You Do, since 2003. He enjoys reading his Bible and learning from the Holy Spirit. He is a gamer at heart and loves to play all kinds of games. Jacob has been a pastor and now ministers on the road and uses his gift of music, as their family travels fulltime around the United States.

You can follow him at In All You Do

Jacob’s Summit Workshop is titled: Teaching Our Children how to think, act, and live with a Biblical Worldview.

Meaghan Jackson of Joyful Mud Puddles is a gentle parenting coach. She has taken her passion for bringing peaceful calm to family life and pairs that with her background in education to help parents become more confident and well equipped. As a Christian family it is important for her to center everything on the Word of God. As a successful business owner and entrepreneur, Meaghan understands the difficulties that many parents go through trying to juggle it all. Her family struggles and transformation is what led Meaghan to become a parenting coach because she desires for others to rediscover the joy in parenting. What better way to describe the messy, fun exciting life of a mom with three boys than Joyful Mud Puddles!

You can follow her at www.joyfulmudpuddles.com, Facebook and Instagram.

Meghan’s Summit Workshops are titled: Family Meetings, Empathy Communication and Parenting in Christ

Meredith Curtis, pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, writer, and speaker has worn many leadership hats as business owner (Powerline Productions), worship leader, and co-op leader. She is the author of A Wise Woman Builds Bible Study, Economics, Finances, & Business high school course, Government: God’s Blueprint/Man’s Agenda high school course, and HIS Story of the 20th Century textbook. The Lord has helped her grow in confidence and dependence on Him at the same time! She is grateful to share all that she has learned to inspire and equip growing leaders.

You can find Meredith at https://www.powerlineprod.com/, https://www.facebook.com/PowerlineProductionsInc, https://www.pinterest.com/meredithlcurtis/ , and https://www.instagram.com/mereylouise/.

Meredith’s Summit Workshops are titled: Unleash the Entrepreneur Inside & Start Your Own Business, God’s Blueprint for Leadership and How to Confidently Deal with Conflict

Amber Smith lives in Southern Iowa with her chef husband of 25 years and their eleven wild children. Her desire to help homeschool parents avoid burnout, build their best life, with strong relationships, led her to start blogging at 200 Fingers & Toes. There you can find the latest articles, product reviews, new In Due Season Podcast episodes and more. As a second generation homeschool grad with a public school background she understands the many transitions parents are experiencing right now. As a freelance writer in the homeschooling community she has been a reviewer and contributor to popular homeschool blogs and magazines sharing the tips and tools she has used in her homeschool over the last eighteen years. As a speaker, Amber offers practical experience to equip you to keep your goals, dream bigger and build relationships that are vibrant and active.

You can follow her in her blog 200 Fingers & Toes and podcast Due Season

Amber’s Summit Workshops are titled: Beyond the Valedictorian Mindset – Creating Space for Failure in Learning, Encouraging Parents of Teens and Modeling a Learning Life: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Learners

Jan L. Burt is an author, speaker, podcaster, homeschooling veteran, mother to five, and has been happily married to Tony for twenty-nine years. She served in youth ministry alongside her husband for twelve years & has led several Bible studies for women as well as hosting an online prayer retreat.

Jan is the host of the podcast “The Burt (Not Ernie) Show” & author of the new book “The Power of God’s Will – 40 Days of God’s Promises Devotional” (available on Amazon) & “The Once-A-Year Homeschool Planner” (a multi-grade, multi-subject planning system) – which can be found at JanLBurt.com. She is also a regular contributor to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Find Jan on her Titus 2 Facebook page or Instagram: @JanLBurt or at her website JanLBurt.com .

Jan’s Summit Workshops are titled: How Self-Care Changes with Each Stage of Life, How to Be a Disciple While Also Discipling Others (Plus A Few Words About Praying the Promises of God Over Your Life) and Lessons from An Entrepreneurial Family

Abby Banks is a former classroom teacher, now homeschool mom of five and pastor’s wife. On her blog at 4onemore.com and the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast you will find actionable strategies that take you from overwhelmed to confident in your homeschool adventure. You can find Abby’s entrepreneurial courses for teens and Inductive Bible study courses at 4onemore.teachable.com.

Abby’s Summit Workshops are titled: Entrepreneurship for Teens and Growing Bible Literacy Using the Inductive Bible Study Method

Christine Zell is a homeschooling mom to four, wife to her high school sweetheart, and author of Rabbit Trails through Literature. She believes homeschooling adventures can happen anywhere: within a book you get lost in while in your school room, while gathered on the couch, or out on a grand roadschooling trip. Christine has embraced the relaxed atmosphere that has developed as she has learned to let go of the small things, enjoy her children, and help them create a love of learning. She enjoys encouraging other families in their homeschool journeys, both through her blog and her local homeschool community.

Come experience this bit of life with her over on her blog or connect with her on social media! Blog, Facebook, IG, and YouTube.

Christine’s Summit Workshops are titled: Using Literature to Teach Critical Thinking and Using Literature to Encourage a Love of Learning

Aimee Smith is a second-generation homeschool momma of four and author of The Restful Homeschool Resolution: 21 Days to Transform Your Homeschool. She and her husband Aron live in Alabama with their four children (ages 10-17) and enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, and reading together. Their family enjoys serving together through Aimee’s leadership in their local homeschool community. Their homeschool story could be chronicled by persistent struggles and battles of life, including a decade-long battle with Aimee’s autoimmune disease. However, she chooses to focus on God’s redemption of each trial as part of her family’s education. Through tenacious worship, she is learning to live in victorious rest.

Join Aimee at AimeeSmith.com or in the Restful Homeschool Mommas Facebook group for encouragement to cultivate victorious rest in the midst of your homeschool days.

Aimee’s Summit Workshops are titled: Leadership: Forged in the Fire and Leadership: Taught or Caught?

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has homeschooled her children for over 15 years. She shares about homeschooling, home, and family at I Choose Joy! and helps all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools at Music in Our Homeschool

See her vast array of online courses for all ages at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com. Follow Gena on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ichoosejoynow and https://instagram.com/musicinourhs.

Gena’s Summit Workshop is titled: Homeschooling Multiple Kids and Preparing Them for the Real World

Richie Soares is the owner and creator of Homeschool and Humor! I’m a homeschool mom of 2 elementary-aged kiddos and 1 tornado toddler. With Christian Values at the core, we are a traveling homeschool family going from coast to coast within the U.S. Outside of homeschooling, when I’m not braving the ever-commanding “Mama” quest or chasing my tot while shedding some baby weight in the process (mom win!), you can catch me making kissy faces at my phone to my Honey. As owner and creator of Homeschool and Humor, it’s my hope that you find delight from my words, treasures within my stories, and camaraderie in #MomLife.

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube to get more homeschool encouragement and behind-the-scenes homeschool days! Don’t forget to join our Facebook group!

Richie’s Summit Workshops are titled: Get Rid of Happiness Stealers and Clear the Chaos with a Home Planning System

Gabi Angelina serves SAHMs as a creator, motivator and digital business strategist by supporting their desire to cultivate home, family and entrepreneurship.  A former elementary school principal turned homeschooling momma and business CEO, Gabi frequently speaks at homeschool conferences and summits on the harvest of home, family and business for women. 

When she’s not behind the computer screen or serving up vegan fares for her family, she exists in year-round linen-living, her overflowing hat collection and plant-mothering (oh yes, she speaks to her plants).

You can follow her at www.gabiangelina.com and in Instagram at www.instagram.com/itsgabiangelina

Gabi’s Summit Workshops are titled: Cultivating Home and Business: Entrepreneurship for the Homeschool Mom

Jim Hodges is a committed Christian, husband to Monica for 40 years, father of three grown home-schooled children, and 20-year Navy retiree. Monica once asked what would his dream job be? He answered “I’d record books.” And so began Jim Hodges Audio Books, producing unabridged recordings of the G. A. Henty historically accurate adventure novels, children’s books, Overtly Christian titles, Classic Literature, and reissues of Old Time Radio Shows. Loving history, he happily lives in historic Annapolis, Maryland.

You can follow him at https://www.facebook.com/JimHodgesAudioBooks and https://JimHodgesAudioBooks.com

Jim’s Summit Workshop is titled: Lessons from Decades of Public Speaking

Jen Merckling is a former elementary teacher turned 17 year homeschool mom of 6 kids! She has 3 young adults, a third grader, and 6-year old miracle twins! Jen has a passion for helping moms find joy and grace in their homeschool and parenting journey! She is the author of Ready for Reading, a beginning phonics program tailor-made for homeschool families! In the middle of dishes and piles laundry.

You can find her blogging about homeschool life and developing homeschool curriculum, at jenmerckling.com. Follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook!

Jen’s Summit Workshop is titled: Growing Independent Learners–Nurturing Our Kids in Each Season of Homeschooling!

Ana Willis is the co-host of the Charlotte Mason Online Conference. She is a homeschool mom of 3 turned into homeschool blogger. She is an entrepreneur and passionate Bible and Hebrew teacher. She loves helping homeschool moms to find joy in their homeschool, to be more organized, grow in their faith, and even make an income working from home! Her goal is to help moms go from stressed to blessed and live a beyond blessed life. Ana studied Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has a double Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Jewish Studies. She is the founder of Hebrew for Homeschoolers, a course that teaches homeschool families to read, write and speak Hebrew in 4 to 10 weeks.

Follow Ana’s blog at www.theycallmeblessed.org, Facebook and Instagram.

Ana’s Summit Workshop is titled: The Knowledge of God as The Center of Your Homeschool

Dave Chung is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur. As the co-founder of Homeschool Solutions, Dave helps lead several online properties that serve thousands of homeschoolers each year. Dave lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife Amy and their two children.

Dave’s Summit Workshop is titled: The Big Picture of Entrepreneurialism

Kimberly Charron is a busy, creative, homeschool geek mom of two, who believes in outside the box thinking and doing what you love. She has been serving the homeschooling community by providing homeschool information, support, and coaching through HomeschoolinginNovaScotia.com since 2008. Since she especially loves to share her family’s Geek Schooling adventures, she started the Geek Schooling website in 2016. GeekSchoolingGuide.com is dedicated to ending your frustrations with your obsessed, geeky child and helping you to enjoy easy, delight directed learning with them, centered on their passions and fandoms. Kimberly is also a Certified Online Business Manager. In her free time, she likes to perform in and direct local theater, hand-spin, knit, read, and game.

You can find Kimberly at geekschoolingguide.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

Kimberly’s Summit Workshops are titled: Using Habitica to Start and Maintain Good Habits (for Kids & Adults), Using a Project Management Tool to Get Organized and How to Create a Website

Tina von Hatten is the writer and content creator over at Meaningful Explorations where she encourage parents in their quest to make learning a lifestyle. As a mom of 8, she is sure to be involved in outdoor adventures and learning alongside her children.

See what the von Hattens are up to in her blog Meaningful Explorations, chat with them on Instagram, Facebook, or see them over on their YouTube channel

Tina

‘s Summit Workshop is titled: Raising Lifelong Learners isn’t as Tough as You Think

MIKE CURTIS

Mike Curtis was a youth pastor for 10 years before starting Powerline Community Church years ago in the Lake Mary/Sanford, FL area. The atmosphere at Powerline reflects his passion for discipleship, the local church, training leaders and the next generation, worship, and evangelism. Mike speaks at homeschool conferences on raising real men. He is married to Meredith, the woman of his dreams, and has five incredible children, whom he confesses regularly teach him the simple love of Jesus.

Find Pastor Mike Curtis at Powerlinecc.com or PowerlineProd. Listen to his sermons at Powerlinecc.com Email Pastor Mike at PastorMike@powerlinecc.com

Mike’s Summit Workshop is titled: Raising Real Men to Lead

Meryl van der Merwe homeschooled her 4 children and during that time started teaching at the local homeschool co-op. She still teaches there – as well as online at FundaFunda Academy. In addition, she coaches homeschool Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl teams. She believes education should be engaging, relevant and challenging. Meryl hosts the Homeschooling with Technology podcast where she shares tips on how to integrate tech in your homeschool. In her spare time, she loves reading and traveling.

Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Meryl’s Summit Workshop is titled: How to get Your Kids to Love History

Michelle Osborn is the founder and CEO of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 31 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and four grandchildren. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through social media, one on one coaching, courses, and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams.

You can connect with me on Facebook and Homeschooling Teen Successfully Facebook Group


Michelle’s Summit Workshops are titled: Finding Your Teen’s Passion and Developing a Love For Learning

Hello there! My name is Noah von Hatten, I’m a writer, photographer, & online video presenter. I’m a homeschool graduate and college student living in the beautiful province of Alberta, Canada. After arriving in Canada from Germany, where I had spent the first years of my life, I homeschooled through every grade from elementary through highschool; which proved to be a wonderful privilege not available to me in my home country (homeschooling is illegal in Germany). After graduating I began studying Legal Assistant at a Calgary college. Learning English as a second language, and later working at a museum where I interacted with hundreds of people from all around the globe, fostered an appreciation for communication in me that I love to share with others. Ask anyone that knows me, I’m a talker. I love to learn new skills, and do my best to pick up as many as I can as often as I can, and I love sharing what I have learned with others. In short, I’m a chap who loves learning, teaching, and his family. God Bless.

You can follow him at www.instagram.com/aperturedundee and https://aperturedundee.com/about/

Noah’s Summit Workshops are titled: Vital Communication Skills Ever Teen Should Posses and Practical Public Speaking Skills

Sarah Miller is a homeschool mom of two and an educator with over a decade of experience teaching kids in preschool through high school. Her passion is to help homeschool parents get started homeschooling with confidence. She blogs at Homeschooling 4 Him, where she shares tips and tricks to make homeschooling simple and fun.

You can also connect with Sarah on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

Sarah’s Summit Workshops are titled: Motivation and Encouragement for Homeschool Parents, Teaching Kids to Love Reading for a Lifetime and Mastering Mom Overwhelm

Shaun Taylor is an Amazon Best-Selling author of the books How To Transition to Homeschooling, African American Homeschooling Mompreneurs & African American Families: Why We Homeschool. She is a homeschool consultant, and owns a logistics business, and catering business. Although she is based in Texas, technology allows her to connect with clients around the globe. She continues to inspire parents and help them find ways to adapt homeschooling to their desired family-life. Her goal is to guide families forward in their homeschool journey using her knowledge, experience, wisdom, and vision. She fully understands that homeschooling doesn’t look the same for everyone, and is passionate about helping each family find their own tailored fit

Shaun’s Summit Workshop is titled: Grace, Not Perfection

Kirsten McTernan is a christian, author, conference speaker, wife, home educator and mom of 4 boys. Her book, “Homeschooling: You CAN Do It!” was featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and hit the #1 New Release spot on Amazon during its launch.

You can follow her at https://www.kirstenmcternan.com, Instagram and join her Facebook Group

Kirsten’s Summit Workshop is titled: 4 Effective Ways to Train your Child to be a Dynamic Public Speaker for God’s Glory

Hunter Beck is passionate about leadership, mentoring and mindset. He leads teams in the United States and offshore. Hunter was homeschooled using the Leadership Education method. He loves traveling, minimalism and sharing Jesus Christ. He’s also everyone’s favorite, single uncle in the family.

Hunter’s Summit Workshop is titled: Using Truth to Strengthen Your Mind in Real Life

Your Hostess:

I’m your hostess, Kerry Beck . . .

I’m so excited to share these experts with you to give you confidence to hop off the conveyor belt of education and raise your kids to lead and influence with success. I’m Gigi to my grandkids, so I’m starting over this year with Kindergarten. I love it. I homeschooled my 3 kids for 10 years. They’re all adults and my girls are moms, themselves.

You’ll get to know Hunter during Summit because I interviewed him about his leadership development and mindset training. I’ll also share “un-edited” interviews from each of my kids with their view of our homeschool.

I enjoy meeting with moms to encourage them in raising, educating and encouraging their own kids. I also have a strong desire to show families how to give their children a love of learning. I love being a mom, a Gigi and a homeschooler. One of my kids said, “I’m bringing my kids to you for all those fun activities.” Well, I can’t wait.

Most importantly, I want to share my faith with you. It’s my faith in Jesus Christ that gives me strength and courage to walk through days of rejection – loneliness – abandonment and lead me to peace, joy, victory and real forgiveness. Who could ask for more?

Sit back and let our Summit Experts help YOU!

Get rid of your overwhelm and use leadership education and real life skills with confidence after you hear our Experts. If this is your first year, you’re in for a treat.