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Jennifer Allen

Biography: Jennifer Allen has been homeschooling for 13 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas and is a Registered Nurse. She also attended Cleveland Chiropractic College and has taught Anatomy and Physiology at Butler County Community College. She is married to Kevin and enjoys working with her husband in his chiropractic practice. The Allen family attends Hope Community Church.

Mo Barnhart

Biography: Mo Barnhart was homeschooled on a dairy farm in rural KS. She studied Art History for several years at WSU until she began teaching her own children. She has now been homeschooling for over 20 years. Educating and inspiring learning in a creative atmosphere is extremely important to her. She is blesssed to be the mother of 3 -the older two are young adults and her youngest is currently in middle school. She has been married to her husband Breck, a landscape architect, for 23 years and together they have created an eclectic and artistic home for their family. She is very involved with their congregation, L'Chaim B'Yeshua.

Joy Bergquist

Biography: Joy has been drawn to working with children since her first job at a daycare in high school and has always looked for opportunities to pour into the lives of children. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Friends University in 2002. After graduation she worked in the Wichita public school district through the homebound program until beginning a family in 2005. She will begin her 7th year of homeschooling this Fall. Her home classroom includes 4 boys ages 4, 6, 8 and 10. This year she and her husband Chris are celebrating 15 years of marriage. They are members of Cornerstone Fellowship where he leads worship and she leads the children's ministry.

Melody Campbell

Biography: Melody is the is a mother of five children ranging from college age to elementary. She and her husband, Russ, recently celebrated 24 years of marriage. Their family attends River Community Church. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College. Although she is not currently practicing nursing, she has many opportunities to use her skills and knowledge with her immediate and extended family. She loves many forms of exercising including running, swimming, weight-lifting and hiking. She feels that physical fitness is for everyone at every stage of life.

Julie Crow

Biography: Julie Crow has a Master’s in Education from Friends University and has taught public school for 18 years and has homeschooled for 5. She began sewing with 4-H at the age of 10. All her dresses, formals, clothes and even swim suits were sewn growing up. She learned the value of sewing at a young age and loves to share it with others. She has costumed two CYT shows and loves to help others learn to make hand-made gifts and fix problems to make things like new.

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Felicia Doll

Biography: Felicia has a BS in Art and Math Education from Friends University. Felicia enjoyed starting an art program in the Rose Hill public schools, teaching Pre-K through sixth grade for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. Felicia and her husband Randy have three daughters, and are members of Central Christian Church.

Beth Eklund

Biography: Beth Eklund received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Math Education from Oklahoma State University. She has been married to the love of her life, Justin, for 18 years and has been homeschooling their amazing children, Faith (14), Krista (10), Jesse (9) and Jonathan (7), for 9 years. She and her family attend Pathway Church and she enjoys working with kids of all ages in various ministries. She is a huge animal lover and loves to sit down and talk over coffee. Beth is very excited to work with your children and helping them enjoy and excel in math!

Leesa Griffin

Biography: Leesa Griffin holds a BS in Communications from Northwestern University, where she dual majored in speech and German studies. She and her husband Brian have four daughters. What started out as an “educational experiment” during their eldest daughter’s kindergarten year has continued, and this year marks her family’s eleventh year in homeschooling. The Griffins attend Central Christian Church and have been CHFM members for seven years. Leesa has had the privilege of serving CHFM in a variety of capacities, and is looking forward to teaching the ACT Practice class this semester. When not homeschooling, she enjoys reading, travel, and sewing.

June Johnson

Biography: June Johnson has been a secondary teacher for over 30 years. She has taught English, drama, mythology and Shakespeare in Christian schools, homeschool, and at Derby High School. Since retirement from Derby, she has stayed busy with reading, writing, gardening, and teaching homeschool students. She taught English with Literature at CHFM for the 2015-2016 school year. June has three children, 17 grandchildren, and a cat named Chloe.

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Melissa McConeghey

Biography: Melissa attended Cair Paravel Latin School, a classical Christian school in Topeka, Kansas from kindergarten to twelfth grade and received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kansas State University. She taught fourth grade for two years at a classical Christian school in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Wichita in 2005 with her husband John, to continue his medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He began his medical practice in Newton in 2012. Melissa delights in homeschooling their five children—Isaac, Ailee, James, Levi and Josiah—and enjoys music, reading, and learning new things in her spare time. The McConeghey family attends Heartland Community Church.

Darla Mill

Biography: Darla is the wife to Jason and the mom of five blessings. These two positions take up most of her time but she also loves teaching science, gardening, cooking, and reading. She also enjoys encouraging families in their homeschool endeavors. She has a Bachelor of General Science from Wichita State with emphases in biology, history and psychology. Their family attends church at Calvary Family.

Childcare Monitor

Biography: Member volunteer who has the gift of nurturing, guiding, and monitoring our children.

Nursery Monitor

Biography: Member volunteer who has the gift of nurturing, guiding, and teaching our pre-school/kindergarten children.

Study Hall Monitor

Biography: Member volunteer who has the gift of nurturing, guiding, and monitoring our children.

Kathy Morris

Biography: I have been married to Jeff since 1991 and have been blessed with 4 children, all of whom I homeschooled. I have a BS in Psychology from Kansas State University and a Master’s in Education in Counseling from the University of Dayton. I teach Bible Study, and have worked with Youth and young adults for many years. I also coach cheerleading.

Laura Murfin

Biography: Laura Murfin holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After graduating from college, Laura joined the Mercy Ships for 2 1/2 years and served on board the M/V Anastasis in Africa and Europe. She is a stay-at-home mom, and homeschools her 6 daughters. She is married to Jim Murfin.

Silvia Petit

Biography: Silvia is a native Spanish speaker who was born in Guatemala and lived in Mexico for 5 years. Silvia has traveled to El Salvador, Peru and Spain. She came to the U.S. in 2000 to work at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Staten Island, New York. Silvia married Greg in 2003 and the family moved to Wichita in 2007. They have two children. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from The Central American Theological Seminary. She has been tutoring/teaching Spanish to individuals and/or groups of all ages in Wichita since 2010.

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Pam Rivera

Biography: Formerly a public school teacher, Pam has homeschooled for more than ten years. She has 3 children in grades 3, 5 and 9. She has been blessed to teach classes at the CHFM co-op for the last five years. Homeschooling her own children and teaching others how to be successful followers of Christ and leaders in their communities is a passion of hers.

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Melissa Scapa

Biography: Melissa has a B.S. in Psychology from Friends University and a M.A. in Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. The daughter of an excellent educator, she learned early on that every student learns differently and that a positive outlook makes a huge difference on educational success. Desiring to pass on a love of learning and a positive "can-do" attitude, Melissa enjoys working with CHFM families and teaching a variety of courses. She and her husband Brian, a realtor, have four kids who bring much laughter and keep them on their toes. The Scapa family attends Central Christian Church, where Melissa is co-leader of Glory Babies, a ministry that walks with women through the journey of miscarriage and stillbirth.

Cynthia Shelden

Biography: Cynthia Shelden is wife to Stan and mother to five daughters, age 16-24. For the last 20+ years she has been blessed to homeschool her girls, and she has also taught writing to several small co-op classes. Cynthia holds a B.A. in French from Kansas State University and a Master of Education with a reading specialty from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since two of her girls are dyslexic, she also pursued training as an academic language therapist. In this second year of teaching at CHFM, she prays that she will be a blessing to the homeschool families she is assisting. These verses are particularly meaningful to her as she thinks about her new class: Isaiah 40:28-29 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, The Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, And to him who has no might He increases strength.

Deborah Smith

Biography: Deborah Smith is a certified teacher who has taught middle school and high school English, including five years in the intensive International Baccalaureate program. She later spent ten years homeschooling her own two daughters, participating in CHFM for much of that time. Between classroom and homeschool settings, she has taught for 17 years with students ranging from grades K-11. Deborah and her family are active members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Deborah loves fine arts, travel, and—of course—curling up with a good book!

COL Teacher

Biography: Member volunteer who has the gift of nurturing, guiding, and teaching our pre-school/kindergarten children.

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Tina Wheeler

Biography: Tina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Friends University. She has had the benefit of teaching all ages and grade levels. Most of her career was in the Wichita public school system. In addition to teaching her three sons, Tina has taught water classes at the YMCA for 12 years. Besides teaching, she enjoys swimming, singing and traveling. The Wheeler family attends Metro East Baptist Church.

Charissa Williams

Biography: Charissa Williams earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Level Science Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004. She has four beautiful children that she homeschooled the past 9 years after teaching science, math, and social studies in public school. Currently, she is working to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist. The Williams family attends Christ Church where her husband of 14 years is also the Facilities Manager.

Mike Witherspoon

Biography: After a life-long career in public and Christian schooling, Mr.Witherspoon, though semi-retired, considers teaching at CHFM a privilege and unexpected opportunity to continue the mission of helping prepare a vanguard of Christian teens who move confidently and influentially into the larger culture, full of grace and truth.

Kristin Yost

Biography: Kristin Yost received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wichita State University in 2003. She is passionate about teaching children and throughout her teaching career has taught a variety of levels from PreK to 5th grade. Her husband, Russ, works with the family business, Yost Auto Service. Russ and Kristin have been married for 13 years and have four children- Addison, Graham, Eleanor, and Silas. Kristin and the kids will begin their fifth year of homeschooling this fall.

Mont Yourdon

Biography: I am happily married with four children and one foster child ranging from 15 years old to 1 year old. I started off my career in education. I was a high school special education teacher for 16 years with the last 8 years focusing on math. Most recently I have started a new business as a marriage and family therapist. When I’m not doing therapy, or learning more about therapy, our family loves to get away to Colorado, see aunts and cousins, or do something sport related.