The 20th Annual Oregon Christian Home Education Conference

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June 20 & 21, 2014
Portland, OR

OCEANetwork is proud to bring these great speakers to Oregon. Their sessions are designed to inspire and equip you as you homeschool. They will challenge you to raise your children with a vision toward godliness for generations to come. If they are new to you, read their biographies below.



This year's General Session Speakers include:
Karman, Dick
Dick KarmanDick has worked to protect and expand home education freedoms in Oregon since 1986. He and his wife, Dorothy, are the founders of the Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network. Dick currently serves as the chairman of the board of OCEANetwork.

Dick and Dorothy have two grown children and four wonderful grandsons.


This year's DVD include:
Alliance, National
The National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership is a "support group" for state leaders. Many states face the challenge of public-school-at-home programs targeted at bringing the homeschool families back into the public school rolls. The National Alliance commissioned Beal Media to produce a DVD exposing the dangers of public-school-at-home programs.


This year's Featured Speakers include:
Dunagan, Ann
Ann is a longtime homeschooling mother of 7 children (born in 1985 to 2000, with 4 graduates and 3 married adults) and soon-to-be grandma. As an speaker with Harvest Ministry (to 35 nations), Ann is co-founder of Loving Orphans (caring for 1000 children), author of several books including The Mission-Minded Family (featured on Family Life Today and Revive Our Hearts), and founder of Daring Daughters. With a passion for the Lord and the lost, Ann motivates women and families for world missions.


Hamby, Mark
Mark Hamby (M.S.; M.Div.; Th.M.; D. Min. cand.) is founder and President of Cornerstone Family Ministries and Lamplighter Publishing. He lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Debbie. They raised 3 children who were homeschooled and though they live in various parts of the US, Mark finds that he is more involved in his children’s lives than ever before.

As an author, speaker, and Bible teacher, what Mark Hamby enjoys most is helping his audience to remove the mask in order to expose the heart. Unless the heart is reached, there can be no lasting change. Through the genre of storytelling and the life-changing power of God’s Word, Mark’s audiences have learned that the God of all grace is willing and able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think.


This year's Keynote speakers include:
Baucham, Jr., Dr. Voddie
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN. He has also lectured at Southern Seminary.

Voddie’s journey was an unusual one. He did not come to faith in Christ until his freshman year in college. He was then discipled by two teammates on the Rice University football team. He preached his first sermon at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and was licensed in the gospel ministry in the summer of 1989.

Since then, he has served as teaching pastor, pastor of preaching, minister of missions in several local congregations. With over 15 years of local church experience, Voddie Baucham has amassed wisdom beyond his years. Moreover, he has devoted much of his life to training and preparation for ministry.

Dr. Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the Oxford University.

Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989. They have seven children, Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah and Safya. They are committed home educators.


This year's Workshop Speakers include:
Barnier, Carol
Carol Barnier photoCarol Barnier is author of four books, mother to three children and wife to one husband. She is a popular speaker and radio guest. She strives to provide practical and usable ideas in each and every talk. And while she can be quite serious, probably the best description of her is what you find on her business cards: Delightful Speaker, Entertaining Author, Adequate Wife, Pitiful Housekeeper.


Bloom, Gary
When Jan and Gary decided to home school in 1982, Gary committed himself to working long hours so Jan could stay home to teach their three children. He worked for the Billy Graham Association 12 years before moving to rural Minnesota for a four-year back-to-the-land "adventure" and employment in the grocery industry. In 2001, he and Jan began traveling to homeschool conferences around the U.S. with their ever-expanding inventory of great vintage and out-of-print books. He has a special concern for homeschooling dads and their challenges and struggles.


Bloom, Jan
Jan received her B.S. degree with a major in Physics and minor in Math from the University of Minnesota College of Education. She taught briefly in a public school before having children. Jan and Gary began homeschooling their three children in 1982. Using the "living books" approach of Charlotte Mason along with the real life experiences encouraged by Raymond Moore three interesting, well-read children were educated into college.Jan developed a vintage bookselling business based on the knowledge she gained investigating and identifying the best books for capturing the hearts and minds of children. She reads hundreds of children's books every year in order to choose the ones that are good, true, uplifting, and even, sometimes, just plain fun!


Coots, Marilee
Marilee and her husband, Calvin, educated their daughters at home for 11 years. While searching for ways to address special learning issues in their home school, they were introduced to the neurodevelopmental approach and utilized it to improve the way their children could learn. Marilee has been certified and in private practice since 1995. She has received advanced training in Neurodevelopment, Samonas Sound Therapy and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Motor Therapy. She is one of the founders of the International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists, ICAN. Her clients include children and adults with chromosome disorders, developmental delays, sensory issues, auditory processing disorders, attention deficits and learning disabilities. Most of her clients are being educated at home.


Davis, Larry and Jona
Larry and Jona Davis are the Oregon Representatives for National Black Home Educators (NBHE), an organization dedicated to mentoring parents in home educating. Larry and Jona reside in North Portland and home educate their four children, the precious treasures God has entrusted to them. They are members of Household of Faith Community Church in Gresham. Larry is the owner of Larry Davis Piano Service. The Davis' are excited to share insights God has given them on how the study of heritage and culture can positively impact family reform and discipleship.


Generations of Virtue Team,
The Generations of Virtue Team is a staff of full time volunteers who are dedicated to sharing God’s message of purity with the world wide church. The Team consists of: Sara Raley (Vice President of Operations), Katherine Lockhart (Director of Marketing), Megan Briggs (Creative Director), and Kelsey McCausland (Director of Sales). These young women drive over 50,000 miles a year within the U.S. and fly all around the world in an effort to fulfill God’s call on their lives.


Haidle, Helen
This award-winning author, speaker, teacher, and homeschooling mom works on books with her illustrator husband David for nearly 20 years. Helen has written 40 books with major Christian publishers with sales of over 1,700,000. Her books have won numerous C. S. Lewis and CBA awards, with many books on Christian Bestseller Lists. Thousands of homeschooling families use Haidle's books for their family's journey of faith.


Karman, Dorothy
Dorothy and her husband, Dick, started homeschooling their two children in 1983. They became support group leaders shortly thereafter, and then founded OCEAN in 1986. Over the course of years, Dorothy has counseled many beginning homeschool families. She also has spent much time in Salem working to protect and advance home education freedoms in Oregon.


Rouse, Steve
Steve Rouse is one of the teaching elders at Household of Faith Community church, a group of five congregations in the Portland metro area. Steve, and his wife Lou are veteran home school parents. Steve spent 25 years in the grocery industry, both in sales and management, prior to helping plant the Milwaukie Household of Faith congregation in 2002.


Winslow, Alan and Gini
Alan and Gini have coached apologetics in their home for five years. Alan has a BA in ministry, and currently is a driver for UPS. Gini is a homeschool mom and is the founder of Rainmakers Speech and Debate club. Alan and Gini have eight children who all support or participate in apologetics.



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