The 2019 NCHEA Conference & Curriculum Fair
March 8 and 9, 2019     —     Lincoln, NE

Date & Time:

March 8 and 9, 2019 
8:30 AM -  4:30 PM CST
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Indian Hills Community Church
1000 South 84th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
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Kathleen Lenzen
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association  
P:  402-423-4297
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Education, Encouragement, and Enrichment

The annual NCHEA Conference and Curriculum Fair (C&CF) is a tremendous opportunity for you to attend your choice of more than 40 speakers and workshops and to research curriculum options and other educational materials from a large number of vendors. The C&CF is designed to address the interests and needs of a wide spectrum of attendees, from those considering homeschooling to the veteran with senior high school students.

The registration fee funds the event as well as covering annual administrative costs and expenses to monitor legislation.

Here are a few of the many reasons to attend:
Curriculum — Nothing can compare to rooms full of homeschool curriculum that you can actually hold in your hands and evaluate. (You can’t do that on the internet.)  

Answers from Vendors — Our vendors are eager to answer your questions and share their exciting materials and programs.  

Savings — Actually examining the books and materials can save you from making costly mistakes. Many vendors also offer discounts during the conference.

Main Speakers — Our speakers’ messages will encourage both moms AND dads to step out in faith, to keep on with their homeschool vision, and to raise children who are successful in what truly matters.  

Workshops — Many more speakers will be presenting workshops on topics vital to encouraging and equipping you for homeschool success! There will be a workshop to help with almost all of your questions! Workshop speakers are also available for individual consultation.

Professional Growth — All teachers can use more education about teaching techniques and strategies, children’s learning styles, etc.  

Encouragement — Every homeschooler can use more encouragement, and we believe this year’s conference will supply an abundance.  

Fellowship / Connections / Networking — There is something amazing about being around others who have the same faith, convictions, and vision as you. What a confidence booster!  

Inspiration — There are moments in life when things suddenly become clear and you know exactly what God would have you to do. 

Graduate Recognition — What an encouragement to see so many young people who have been successfully homeschooled and are planning to do remarkable things! Children who attend often catch your vision and look forward to the day when they will be among the graduates.  

Spiritual Growth — We certainly hope that you will be encouraged and challenged in your Christian faith.  

Relaxation /Change of Pace /Time Off/Fun — Times of vacation from the everyday demands of life are important for your sense of well-being. We hope you will relax, have fun, and enjoy the conference!

As homeschool parents, we wield an amazing amount of power to influence our children. When we are happy and excited about our job, we bring excitement and joy to our children. 

We hope you will attend the coming conference and come away with a
renewed sense of excitement and joy in the God-given privilege of teaching your children!

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2019 NCHEA Conference Speakers

Davis Carman  Davis Carmen
President, Apologia Educational Ministries

Davis is president of Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of Creation-based science and Bible curriculum.  He is the author or four illustrated children’s books designed to help kids learn biblical worldview. He believes that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now! Davis’ four books include: “Good Morning, God”, based on Deuteronomy 6, “A Light for My Path”, an ABC book based on Psalm 119, “In the Beginning”, based on the Creation account in Genesis, “Psalms to Know Early” and “Truths to Know Early”. For a more complete resume, please check Davis’ website:

Rachael Carmen Rachael Carman
Author/Speaker, Co-owner Apologia Educational Ministries

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker – I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

In my books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, I challenge mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to the Lord. I invite moms to join me in loving God passionately and worshiping Him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.

You can learn more about Rachael at

Melinda Boring Melinda Boring
Owner/President, Heads Up!

Melinda L. Boring is a speech/language pathologist, workshop presenter, homeschooling mother, and author. Her experience with distractible and hyperactive children has been developed in both a professional and personal capacity. Melinda serves in the homeschool special needs and struggling learner community.

Her presentations are packed with practical suggestions and her personable style gives fresh hope and perspective to experienced homeschoolers and newcomers alike. A willingness to openly relate her personal anecdotes leads to a special connection with the audience. Very often attendees’ feedback boils down to: “How long have you had a hidden camera in my home, because that is exactly what we deal with every day?

Melinda is owner and president of Heads Up! and can be reached through the website

Brian Young

Brian Young
Speaker/Author, Director of Creation Instruction Association

Brian Young, an internationally known speaker and author, was a teacher and principal for ten years before becoming director of Creation Instruction Association. He has now been speaking on the topic of creation and Biblical authority for 25 years, doing debates at Universities, going into prisons, and sharing at churches, schools and camps around the world. Most recently, he has started the Mobile Creation Museum called Semisaurus, which can be found at He uses the Bible as the foundation for science and education.