Davis and Rachael Carman
Davis and Rachael Carman are passionate about family and home schooling. They have been happily married since 1986 and live near Charlotte, North Carolina, where they have home schooled their seven children since 1996. Eighteen years later they have two graduates who are continuing their educations.
Davis is the president and owner of Apologia Educational Ministries, a leading publisher of creation-based science and biblical worldview curricula designed specifically for home schoolers. Under Davis’s leadership, Apologia now provides online courses through Apologia Academy, practical resources that encourage families in the home schooling journey, social networking through Apologia World, and spiritual inspiration for moms via Real Refreshment Retreats.
Rachael has authored Soundbites from Heaven – What God Want Us to Hear When We Talk to Our Kids, published by Focus on the Family. Her latest book, How to Have A H.E.A.R.T. for Your Kids, is published by Apologia. Rachael has enjoyed speaking and encouraging home school groups for many years. She is quick to admit her family’s many imperfections and to share stories that highlight her shortcomings and the redemptive hand of Jesus Christ.
Since 2002 Davis and Rachael have served on the board of North Carolinians for Home Education. Davis is currently serving as administrative vice president. He is also the North Carolina ambassador for The Home School Foundation, a ministry dedicated to helping home school families in need.
Davis and Rachael are committed to staying true to Apologia’s mission: to help home schoolers learn, live, and defend the Christian faith.
John R. Erickson, a former cowboy and ranch manager, is gifted with a storyteller’s knack for spinning a yarn. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books and tapes is in school libraries across the country, has sold more than six million copies, is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and is the winner of the 1993 Audie for Outstanding Children’s Series from the Audio Publisher’s Association. Publishers Weekly calls Hank a “grassroots publishing phenomena,” and USA Today says this is “the best family entertainment in years.”
In the last 20 years Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. As a communicator, Dr. Myers weaves together biblical insight, penetrating social commentary, fascinating research, and compelling stories to inspire audiences of teachers, business leaders, parents, and young adults, renewing their enthusiasm for passing the baton of godly faithfulness.
Dr. Myers’ many books and video courses include Of Knights and Fair Maidens, From Playpen to Podium, Secrets of Great Communicators, Secrets of World Changers, Secrets of Everyday Leaders, For Such a Time As This: Being a Millennial Leader, and Handoff: The Only Way to Win the Race of Life.
Jeff holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He and his wife Danielle have been married for 17 years and live in Colorado with their four children.
Todd Wilson, author of Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe, Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom, and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at home school conventions across the country and a guest on the Focus on the Family broadcast.
As founder of Familyman Ministries, Todd’s passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important, through a weekly email for dads, seminars, and books that encourage parents.
Todd and his wife Debbie home school their eight children in northern Indiana and travel around America in the Familyman Mobile. You can visit Familyman Ministries at familymanweb.com