Dr. Bruce K. Eagleson is a practicing emergency physician. He and his wife, Mary Ann have exclusively homeschooled their four children for 20 years. They have three high school at home graduates and are still homeschooling the youngest. Their oldest is a college at home graduate. Dr. Eagleson sees himself as a homeschool evangelist. He is recognized nationally as the founding chairman of the national homeschool advocacy group, The Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. His presentations, while on serious topics, are light-hearted and fun.
Mary Ann Eagleson is, by God’s sovereign grace, a committed Christian. She and her husband, Bruce serve on the board of the Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership, a national advocacy group for home education. Mary Ann has been involved with several home education co-ops in participant as well as leadership roles, one of which started in their basement. Before marriage and children, Mary Ann earned a Masters Degree with a focus in Christian Education, worked as a Director of Christian Education in her church and in a regional Christian education resource center for a major Christian denomination.
Doug and Nada Rothgaber have been happily married since 1973. God really changed their lives when their son came along in 1984. Both were trained and worked as professional educators and look what God did! When they first heard about homeschooling, they thought it would never work. Doug is a graduate of Penn State University where he had the privilege of playing football under the legendary Joe Pa. Being an nontraditional learner himself, Doug has always had a passion for education outside the box of the public school system. Nada received her undergraduate degree and did her graduate work at Penn State. She taught for 13 years in both the public schools and at the college level. They had one son, Joshua, a homeschool graduate. . The Lord took him home in 2010 in a tragic accident. Doug and Nada served on the Board of the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) since 1995. Doug has served as web master, Treasurer, and the coordinator of the CHAP Convention registration. Additionally, He and his wife spent numerous vacation days on Capitol Hill on behalf of homeschoolers. Nada served as Board secretary, coordinator of the CHAP lobby day, and the convention speaker coordinator. Since Doug’s early retirement from Penn State University’s Medical School, they have been traveling in their motorhome. They spend winters in the warm southwest helping homeschoolers in Texas and summers in the north. In January of 2009 they stepped down from the CHAP Board in order to continue to serve Pennsylvania homeschoolers in a different capacity – Nada being the convention coordinator for the CHAP Homeschool Convention. In July of 2012, they returned to the CHAP Board and are currently serving homeschoolers as they travel the country.
Brad and Kathy have been homeschooling their son exclusively for 11 years, believing that Christian homeschooling is an excellent way to train and raise the next generation of Christians. This is a unique opportunity to provide a Christian education tailored to the needs and abilities of each child. Brad is the Senior Chief Deputy Public Defender of Bucks County,PA and is active in his church teaching Bible study and serving as an elder. Before their son came along, Kathy worked for an insurance company and earned a business degree. In the past she served as a Sunday school teacher and VBS director.
Steve and Ginger Wayde have been married since 1999, experiencing 13 years of God’s transforming work in their married life. Through the leading of the Lord, they have embraced God’s call to be passionate about discipling their children and growing in the Lord as a family unit. They have been homeschooling their five children for six years. Together, Steve and Ginger have served in children’s ministry and family ministry. Ginger has also participated in music ministry.
Steve is an IT professional in Higher Education. He dedicates his time to leading and supporting his family, bringing them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ginger has been involved with local homeschool co-ops as a participant, leaders, and drama director.
Steve and Ginger look forward to their continuing adventure with God.