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Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated. A passionate and engaging speaker, Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated Christian programs such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, The Albert Mohler Radio Program, Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire, Hank Hanegraaff’s The Bible Answer Man, Dr. D. James Kennedy’s Truths That Transform, Billy Graham’s Hour of Decision, and Moody Radio’s Prime Time America with David Wheatley. He has also appeared on many secular talk shows. Nationally, Scott has participated in numerous debates at the collegiate level. His debate opponents have included Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU (1991-2008), Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney that has argued for abortion rights in a U.S. Supreme Court case and Kathy Kneer, President of Planned Parenthood of California. Scott has debated or lectured to student groups at over eighty colleges and universities, including USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech and UNC Chapel Hill. Each year thousands of students are trained by Scott to make a persuasive case for life as part of their worldview training prior to college at their high schools and also at Summit Ministries and Focus on the Family Institute. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Scott has also published articles on pro-life apologetics in The Christian Research Journal, Clear Thinking, Focus on the Family Citizen and The Conservative Theological Journal. Chuck Colson, past founder and Chairman of the Board of Prison Fellowship, said: “Scott first grabbed my attention when Focus on the Family featured one of his presentations on its national broadcast. I was struck by his ability to communicate truth so clearly and insightfully. I’ve heard many speakers who deliver excellent content, but few who can actually equip people to communicate their pro-life convictions to a secular culture.” Scott is a graduate of UCLA with honors and holds a master’s in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

          2. T G  Can Anyone Be Right about Anything? The Case against Moral Relativism
          4. T G  Foundations of a Pro-Life Worldview: Whose Rules Should We Play By?
          7. T G  Tactics: Handling Objections with Grace and Truth
          Keynote G T  The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

Jeannie Fulbright

Jeannie Fulbright is a mother of four with a love for God’s Word, her family, homeschooling, science and encouraging homeschool parents. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1991, she married her husband, Jeff, an attorney in Georgia. Jeannie and Jeff have dedicated time to teaching and encouraging families, speaking on topics such as developing a consistent walk with God, building a strong marriage, nurturing a happy, healthy family and nuts-and-bolts homeschooling topics. Following graduation and marriage, she focused on building up the Christian community, teaching marriage and parenting classes and writing articles and Bible studies. After her homeschool journey began, Jeannie discerned an immense need for Creation-based, scientifically sound, engaging, easy-to-use science curricula. Her background in science, as well as her writing experience, inspired her to create the Apologia elementary science courses. Though her primary and most consuming occupation is educating her four children, ranging from elementary through high school, she is committed to arming parents with Creation science courses, speaking around the country and writing as the Lord leads her. During the summers, she is also working to complete a master’s degree. She always makes time to answer emails and encourage homeschoolers on their journey, www.jeanniefulbright.com.

          1.B Jeannie Fulbright, The 7 E’s for Choosing Curriculum
          3. G Jeannie Fulbright, Encouraging Success in Your Children
          4. G Jeannie Fulbright, Homeschooling: Methods that Win and Methods that Wipe Out
          6. G Jeannie Fulbright, If I Could Do It Over
          10. Y O Jeannie Fulbright, Solving Your Science Struggles

Mike Smith

Michael Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, along with Michael Farris and his wife, Vickie, incorporated Home School Legal Defense Association in 1983 and were the original board members. Mike graduated from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served three years before attending law school at the University of San Diego. In 1972, he was admitted to the bar in California and also has been admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mike and his family began homeschooling because their five-year-old flunked kindergarten. This was quite a disappointment to Mike in light of the fact that he was preparing this child to be President of the United States by starting his education as early as possible. His family’s life changed drastically when he heard a radio program in 1981 which introduced him to the idea of homeschooling. After spending lots of time around people like Mike Farris, he became convinced he had been called to use his gifts and talents in the legal profession to assist homeschoolers who were being prosecuted. Mike came to HSLDA full-time in 1987 and has served as president of the organization since the year 2001. All of Mike’s children are now grown. The most enjoyable part of Mike’s job is when he is able to go to homeschool conferences and meet what he calls America’s greatest heroes, homeschooling moms.

          LEADERS Mike Smith, Homeschooling and Parental Rights
          Keynote G Mike Smith, Remembering the Reason, Renewing the Vision
          6. G Mike Smith, Ten Keys to Harmony in the Family
          8. G Mike Smith, The Power of Praise with Our Children
          10. G Mike Smith, The Greatest Deterrent to Homeschooling—Fear and Inadequacy

Ken Sande

Ken Sande is the founder of Relational Wisdom 360 and Peacemaker Ministries. Trained as an engineer, lawyer and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church and legal conflicts and now devotes himself to teaching people how to build productive and enduring relationships in the family, church and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles and training resources, including The Peacemaker, which has been translated into fifteen languages. In addition, Ken co-authored Peacemaking for Families, The Peacemaker: Student Edition, The Young Peacemaker and Resolving Everyday Conflict. He is a certified Christian conciliator, an editorial advisor for Christianity Today and an emotional intelligence certified instructor. He has served as an elder at Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA, Billings, MT) since 1984. He and his wife, Corlette, have two adult children, who they homeschooled, and a grandson and love to hike and ski in the mountains near their home in Billings, Montana.

LEADERS Ken Sande, Managing Change
          3. G T Ken Sande, Powerful Peacemaking
          Keynote G T Ken Sande, Relational Wisdom: A Better Kind of Smart
          6. G T Ken and Jeff Sande, Overcoming Artificial Maturity
          8. Y O Ken Sande, It’s Never Too Early
          9. G T Ken Sande, Emotion in Christian Anthropology
          11. G T Ken Sande, Relational Wisdom in the Movies

Tracy Klicka

Tracy Klicka is a homeschooling mom of seven children, three of whom have graduated with one married, and four teens still at home. She is also the widow of Christopher J. Klicka, who was an international pioneer in the homeschool movement and senior counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association for over twenty-four years and who passed away on October 12, 2009 after a courageous, fifteen-year battle with MS. Tracy is a seasoned homeschooler and gifted writer and speaker. For over fifteen years, she has addressed thousands of parents at homeschooling conventions and women’s events, has written dozens of articles and has spoken and appeared on television both nationally and internationally. Tracy has contributed to her late husband’s several books on homeschooling and her blog, www.tracyklicka.com, has a regular following of about 2,000. She currently serves as Director of Development for the Home School Foundation (www.homeschoolfoundation.org) at HSLDA and writes for their Everyday Homeschooling blog. (www.HSLDA.org). Out of many years of great hardship, yet with a steadfast joy and certainty that God is good all the time, Tracy loves to encourage others to put all their hope and trust in a loving God who gives fresh grace for each new day.

          1. G Tracy Klicka, What Do They Believe?—Why Teaching Our Children a Biblical Worldview Is More                                  Important than Ever
          5. P Tracy Klicka, A Journey of Grace—Coming Alongside Your Child in the Teen Years
          8. P Tracy Klicka, Communication and Social Media in the 21st Century—Helping Our Teens Live for Christ
          9. M T S Tracy Klicka, Saying “Yes” to God until You Can Say “Yes” to Your Man
         11. M Tracy Klicka, Keeping the H.E.A.R.T. in Homeschooling

Derek and Cheryl Carter

Derek and Cheryl Carter have worked with families for over twenty years and have been married for twenty-six years. They are founders of Foundations for Family Success, a ministry dedicated to strengthening marriages, empowering parents and helping families better manage their time. They are both adjunct professors. They also manage Christian Leadership Academy, an online school that teaches college preparatory skills to homeschool students. Together the Carters have written Seven Biblical Foundations that Every Family Should Build On. Individually they have written parenting, fathering and time management books including: Chasing God and the Kids Too, How to Have a Presence in Your Absence (for fathers), How to Get Organized and Stay Organized and Organize Your ADD/ ADHD Child. They homeschool their two daughters. Their son, a homeschool graduate, is a junior in college. The Carters are active in the Christian homeschool community and enjoy encouraging others to draw close to Christ as they disciple their children. Visit www.familysuccess.org for further information.

          1. G Cheryl Carter, Inspiring the Writer in Your Child
          2. D Derek Carter, The Supportive Homeschool Dad—How to Have a Presence in Your Absence
          3. M Cheryl Carter, Chasing God and the Kids Too!
          4. G Derek and Cheryl Carter, How to Really Love Your Spouse
          7. M Cheryl Carter, Balance Is the Key—Time Management for Mothers
          9. D Derek Carter, What Every Son Should Know, What Every Father Should Teach
         11. L Cheryl Carter, Helping Your ADD/ADHD Child Cope