The 2020 NCHEA Conference & Curriculum Fair
March 6 - 7, 2020     —     Lincoln, NE

Date & Time:

March 6 - 7, 2020 
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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Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:30 AM CST
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM CST

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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 NCHEA's 33rd annual Conference & Curriculum Fair is designed for parents investigating homeschooling, novice and veteran home educating parents. Parents, come for an educational, encouraging and enriching time. Registration Deadline - February 1, 2020. No C&CF refunds after February 24, 2020

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!

2020 NCHEA Conference Speakers

Sonya Shafer 

Simply Charlotte Mason

Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. She has been on an adventure for more than 20 years studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education. Her passion for homeschooling her own four daughters grew into helping others and then into Simply Charlotte Mason, which publishes her many books and provides a place of practical encouragement to homeschoolers at


 Dr. Randy Guliuzza

 The Institute for Creation Research (ICR)

 Dr. Randy Guliuzza is a captivating speaker who presents well-documented and often humorous scientific and biblical talks to audiences of all ages. He has represented ICR in several scientific debates at secular universities and in other forums. Dr. Guliuzza has a B.S. in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a B.A. in theology from Moody Bible Institute, the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Guliuzza served nine years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and is a registered Professional Engineer. In 2008, he retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Air Force, where he served as 28th Bomb Wing Flight Surgeon and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. He is the author of Made in His Image: Examining the Complexities of the Human Body, Clearly Seen: Constructing Solid Arguments for Design, Five Minutes with a Darwinist, and Twenty Evolutionary Blunders: Dangers and Difficulties of Darwinian Thinking, and is a contributor to Guide to Creation Basics, Creation Basics & Beyond, Guide to the Human Body, and the Made in His Image DVD series.


Faith Berens 

 HSLDA / Special Needs Consultant 

 Faith Berens lives in Fauquier County, Virginia, with her husband Matthew, daughter Hailey, and son Hayden. Faith joined the HSLDA team of special needs consultants in 2008 and homeschools her children. She also works as a private educational consultant and evaluator. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to struggling students. Faith holds a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience that includes serving as a classroom teacher in public and private Christian schools, Reading Recovery teacher, reading specialist, NILD educational therapist, home educator, co-op instructor, and tutor. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities.


Dennis & Naomi Gundersen
Speaker/Author, President & Owner of Grace and Truth Books

Dennis Gundersen is President and owner of Grace and Truth Books, a Christian publisher of over 100 books, with a primary focus on reprinting 19th century children's stories, with a character building emphasis.  Dennis served as Senior Pastor at two Tulsa churches from 1984 through 2009 and is now devoted to writing, publishing and conference speaking.  He is the author of four books, the best known of which are "Your Child's Profession of Faith" and “Courtship or Dating: So What’s the Difference?” and is a frequent speaker at church conferences, men's retreats and home education conventions. He and his wife Naomi have been married 43 years and they have four adult sons who were all homeschooled for their entire pre-college education.  For relaxation, he is an avid hiker, cyclist, and waterfall photographer. 

NCHEA 2020 Kids Conference - March 6 -7, 2020

In the Beginning - GOD!

Your children will have a great two days exploring the wonders of God's handiwork in the beauty of his creation.  The Bible lessons will look into the Biblical account of Creation as well as the scientific evidence that supports the Bible. Our crafts and music will help support what the children are learning about our great Creator. Your children will come home with a firm understanding of the Creation account, and the amazing God who made them. 


2018 NCHEA Teen Conference
2020 NCHEA Teen Conference - March 6 - 7, 2020

 Convincing Proof! (Acts 1:3)


Does God exist? Is Jesus God? Is the Bible from God?

Come learn how to defend the truth!  

 Be equipped with good reasons and evidence to believe God does exist.  Learn the arguments for God from first cause, from design, and from morality. 

Discuss common objections against God like the problem of evil and evolution. 

We’ll be utilizing an apologetics book for teens called “Living Loud: Defending Your Faith” by Norman Geisler and Joseph Holden.