Todd Wilson is a dad, granddad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down-to-earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions, retreats, and churches across the country. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important in life. He does so by encouraging parents through a weekly email for dads, seminars, books and other products. Todd and his wife, Debbie, currently homeschool four of their eight children (four have graduated) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile.
Durenda has been homeschooling since 1996 and has graduated 7 of her 8 children so far. She has been married to Darryl for 31 years and they have 6 grandkids.
Durenda is convinced that home education is an incredible blessing, but only if we don’t let it hold us hostage to unnecessary expectations and notions of what it “should” look like. The heart of her message encourages parents to create a simple, unhurried lifestyle while growing a strong, cohesive family. It's in this nurturing environment where learning most naturally happens and where life-long learners are grown.
Durenda's new book, The Four Hour School Day, will be released in June of 2021! She has also written The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart: 31 Days in God’s Word.
Durenda is the owner/host of her podcast (Durenda Wilson).
Daniel Beasley, Esq.
Dan serves HSLDA member families and advocates for homeschooling in 13 states. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was homeschooled through high school. He went on to earn a juris doctor from Oak Brook College of Law and a master’s degree in applied biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute.
While in law school, Dan worked as a legal assistant to HSLDA Senior Counsel Mike Donnelly. After graduation, he returned to the Midwest and gained experience practicing law at a small consumer protection law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he eventually accepted management responsibilities. He returned to HSLDA in 2015.
Dan and his wife Bethany (also a homeschool graduate and a photographer) are homeschooling their five children.
Lisa Nehring has been married for 35 years, has five children (four homeschool graduates, one to go), two graduate degrees, and a black belt in homeschooling. She is passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.
Lisa and her husband have homeschooled since 1991, after she researched and wrote her master’s thesis: Why Parents Homeschool, which included a history of education in America. Currently, Lisa owns and operates True North Homeschool Academy, offering live on-line and self-paced classes for K-12, as well as academic advising, testing, a unique special needs program – and more! Lisa hosts a weekly podcast, Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age. You can connect with her on Facebook at "True North Homeschool Academy" or "Raising LIFE 101 PROS, Life Skills for Homeschool Teens" as well as on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
After years of being a homeschool skeptic, Nancy began homeschooling her children in 1992. Now, after 20-plus years teaching her four children, she has become known as the Homeschool Mom Whisperer for many and a champion of the cause. She is a certified teacher and has spoken at homeschool conferences in more than 10 states, where she is known for her enthusiasm, energy, and encouragement. Having graduated all of her children, Nancy finds it exciting to have graduated herself to being a mentor for other homeschool families. Though she stays busy as a bookstore owner, mentor, and speaker, her favorite times are spent with her growing family (grandkids - yeah!). She and her husband own Heppner's Legacy, a homeschool store in Elk River, MN, where they delight in ministering to the unique needs of families year round, and where parents say, “Come for the books. Stay for the therapy.™”