The OCEANetwork Board of Directors and its advisors is comprised of an all-volunteer group of homeschool parents with a common mission: to support, encourage, and equip homeschoolers in Oregon so that they can educate with excellence and train their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
YOU are OCEANetwork. It is our privilege to serve you.
OCEANetwork Board of Directors
Ken and Shelli Wanvig
Chairman of the Board, Exhibit Hall Coordinators, Bookkeeper, and E-mail Correspondent
Ken and Shelli had the privilege of homeschooling their four children all the way through the school years. While it began as an affordable education choice, they realized that homeschooling could be so much more than just doing school at home. It was an opportunity to point their children to the God of the universe in every subject and to build a closer relationship with them during the time spent together. By God’s amazing grace, Ken and Shelli are now seeing the fruit of their labor and they remain passionate about encouraging younger families through the parenting and homeschooling journey. They have been serving on the board of OCEANetwork since 2004.
Jim and Heather Church
Board Secretary, Conference Speaker Coordinators, and Phone Message Respondent
Learning alongside their three sons and one daughter, Jim and Heather have been homeschooling since 1998. Their sons are all homeschool high school graduates, and the pilgrimage continues with their daughter. They are grateful for the Oregon homeschool
Jeff and Amy Hamel
Jeff & Amy live in Albany where they are raising their four children with a
Dennis and Jan Washburn
Dennis and Jan are blessed with six children they are educating at home with a biblical worldview and a desire to live joyfully for Christ. Because the Lord’s timing is always perfect, and because OCEANetwork was there to encourage them, they began this journey of home educating their oldest child in 2004. They have
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Peter and Joyce Padilla
In Loving Memory of Peter Padilla
We are so thankful to Joyce who continues to devote much time and energy to blessing OCEANetwork and homeschooling families in Oregon with her helps and support!
Rodger and Karen have four children, all graduated as homeschool students. They are life-long Portlanders. Over the years they have recognized the need to be vigilant and watchful in Salem as well as in local politics. Rodger shares in the OCEANetwork lobbying efforts in Salem.
Dick and Dorothy Karman
Founders of OCEANetwork, Advisors to the Board, Publications
Dick and Dorothy started homeschooling their two children in 1983. They enjoyed the many benefits of home educating – especially the spiritual encouragement that God provided. They founded OCEANetwork to share that support and spiritual encouragement with other families, serving home educators in Oregon since 1984. They also were founding members of the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership (beginninghomeschooling.com). Best of all, they are grandparents of four homeschooled grandchildren (so far).