Guest Speakers

Kim Dlugo

Kim Dlugo is a child of The King, daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She has been married to her husband David for fifteen years and they have been blessed with five beautiful children (Emma, Abigail, Benjamin, Violet and Levi) Before having children, she was a public school teacher. Seven years ago, she became a reluctant, accidental homeschooler. Along with educating her own one-room school house, she often teaches the childrens’ Bible classes at her local congregation, leads women’s Bible studies, and has worked alongside her husband to facilitate a Biblically based parenting class for couples. When she is not busy with the countless hats of a stay-at-home, homeschooling wife and mama, Kim’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. No matter if it’s having fun together with the daily duties at home, playing games, reading a story aloud, or exploring new things and new places, she simply loves being with “her people”. She loves to travel and dreams of being a world traveler some day. She is a wanna be crafty mama (with far too little time), loves to read and dreams of writing a book……someday!

 

10842010_10155169688630556_7634713290141153717_o-1Chelli Guthrie

Chelli (pronounced Shelly) Guthrie lives in Wharton, TX where her husband is the preacher for the Abell Street church of Christ. She grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in history and secondary education. Chelli has been homeschooling for nine years and is currently teaching Grace (age 14), Sophia (age 10), and Levi (age 7). She enjoys reading, cooking, writing, watching Korean dramas, and traveling. Chelli blogs at www.theplantedtrees.com about homeschooling and is the author of Revitalize: Breathing Life and Encouragement Into Your Homeschool.

 

Martha Howell

Martha is mom to five children (three biological and two foster) under seven years old. She is in her second year of homeschooling, and enjoys finding ways to streamline the schooling process to stay true to her family’s goal of living a minimalist lifestyle. For over a year, she and her husband of 12 years, Daniel, have been seeking lives that are simpler by kicking out the non-essential (whether physical items, commitments, or mental clutter). While living her “simpler” life, Martha still finds time to indulge in her photography passion with her photography companies, Howell Photography and East Tennessee Birth Photography. Martha has a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Austin Peay State University and an almost-finished M.A. in Organizational Communications from the University of Tennessee. As a former birth doula, she also has a passion for helping support women during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum time period, so in her spare time, you may find her chatting with expecting moms. Martha and her family live in Niota, TN, where Daniel preaches for the wonderfully loving and close-knit Sweetwater Church of Christ.

 

Deirdra Miller

Deirdra Miller was born & raised in West Virginia, but has lived in Virginia longer – 29 years in March, 2018. Married to Timothy, and mom of 3 children – Jocelyn, 24 who is married and lives in Pulaski, TN, Matthew, 21 is pursuing a criminal justice degree and Cameron, 17 who will graduate this year. Deirdra worships at the Purcellville church of Christ in Purcellville, VA where Timothy is the deacon of education, and she teaches Bible classes. She loves gardening, reading, cooking & baking, and being involved with West Virginia Christian Youth Camp in the summer. This is her 6th year homeschooling her youngest son, Cameron.

 

Lydia Rubelsky

Lydia Rubelsky lives in Tennessee with her family and worships at the West Huntsville church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama. Lydia is a freshman at Calhoun Community college and plans to transfer to Athen State University and earn a degree in human resources management. She has a love for writing, graphic design, photography, Bible journaling, music, and anything and everything in the creative world. But, above all, she loves the Lord. She wants to speak at ladies days and write books for teen girls. She believes that true success is living her life and going to heaven and taking as many people with her as she can.

 

Celine Sparks

Celine Sparks is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A. in Communication/Theatre and a Master’s in Education. She is the author of Because I Said So and Whatever Happened to Fried Chicken?, and is the humorist for Christian Woman magazine. She is married to Scotty Sparks, minister for the Mastin Lake Road Church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama, and is mom to Abram, Mattianne, and Miriam, all students at Freed-Hardeman, and Enoch who is in high school. Celine enjoys making friendships with ladies as she speaks throughout the country, and she loves teaching children’s and teen girls’ classes at home. She is coordinator of youth special events at Polishing the Pulpit, and is involved in FHU’s Horizons program, Fall Creek Falls Summer Bible Camp, and Lads to Leaders. She and her husband serve in operations at North Alabama Christian School, where she directs a traveling children’s theatre group, The Pied Pipers of North Alabama.
Celine’s hobbies are browsing antiques, watching Crimson Tide football and losing lists she has just written. She is a firm believer in a proven ancient health stimulant – laughter!

 

Jill Watson

Jill lives in Springfield, IL with her husband of 24 years. They have 2 children Alexandra (13) and Josiah (5). They have been homeschooling for 8 years. They worship at Lakeside church of Christ in Springfield where Jill teaches bible class, organizes the monthly ladies bible study, teaching occasionally, and helps to organize a ladies day each year. She grew up in Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where she earned her Bachelors in Nursing. In her spare time, Jill directs a local Classical Conversations group. Before joining CC, she was an eclectic homeschooler and has participated in a local co-op for many years where she has taught different classes including science and theatre. Jill enjoys camping, making cards, and movies. She really wants to enjoy cooking and organizing, but she’s still a work in progress!!