Arizona homeschool group leaders, make plans to join us for an awesome opportunity to connect with other leaders from around the state and get equipped and encouraged as you lead your group with excellence.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Registration is open!

You have two options for registering this year. We will be hosting the conference live at ACU and offering the option to watch the conference virtually. Click the button below for the registration option you would like to choose.

Deadline to register: February 7, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Check-in and continental breakfast
open at 8:45 AM

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

 

Live Conference Registration Fee

$30 individual
$50 married couple*

*Husband and wife attending together. No other multi-person registration discounts available.

Virtual Conference Registration Fee

$10 per registration

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunity to network with other leaders from across the state, sharing ideas and encouraging one another
  • Resources for Arizona homeschoolers
  • Updates on current issues affecting home education
  • Guest speakers
  • Special presentations to enhance your leadership
  • Support Group Spotlights
  • Delicious food – continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments
  • Town Hall discussion

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The AFHE Board of Directors highly values the role of the local homeschool group as a place where families can connect, build relationships, and encourage one another in the homeschool journey. We appreciate and esteem the men and women who lead homeschool support groups across Arizona.

AFHE hosts an annual Leadership Conference for Arizona homeschool support group leaders with the purpose of bringing these leaders together to share ideas, receive encouragement, and get updates about issues related to homeschooling in Arizona. Our desire is to equip, refresh, inspire, and show appreciation for the dedicated leaders who volunteer their time serving and supporting homeschooling families in their local area throughout the year.

WHO IS INVITED?

We invite leaders from homeschool groups listed on the AFHE website as well as leaders of groups that are eligible to be listed on the website groups that exist specifically to serve families who are homeschooling. If you have questions, please feel free to email us at groups@afhe.org.

We appreciate the faithful service of homeschool group leaders to support Arizona’s homeschool community.

LEN MUNSIL

President of Arizona Christian University

Len Munsil is the 6th President of Arizona Christian University, serving since 2010. Munsil has an accomplished record as a public policy expert, conservative organizational entrepreneur, lawyer, journalist, educator, and author.

In Munsil’s 10 years as President, ACU has changed its name, strengthened its conservative Christian purpose, tripled in size, acquired a much larger campus, increased enrollment for 6 straight years and been ranked for 3 straight years as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, including in 2020 being chosen the No. 1 Undergraduate Teaching institution in the West. Having now topped 1,000 students, ACU remains committed to the small college experience as it produces leaders who will transform culture with biblical truth. ACU is the only accredited Christian college or university in the southwest where students, faculty and staff attest to their faith in Christ, and all faculty and staff commit to support for biblical values such as the sanctity of life, marriage between a man and a woman, limited government and economic freedom.

In 2006, Munsil won the Republican nomination for Governor of Arizona but lost to the incumbent Governor. In 2016 he was a delegate and platform committee member at the Republican National Convention. He was the founding president of Center for Arizona Policy and over 10 years built it into the nation’s largest and most influential state-based pro-family and pro-life organization. He is an expert in constitutional law and the First Amendment. In 2020 he was selected an Outstanding Leader in Education by the Arizona Business Journal.

President Munsil holds a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication, where he was the Outstanding Graduate. Len and his wife Tracy have eight adult children and ten grandchildren. Tracy and Len home educated for 14 years and are now helping support the home education of their grandchildren. Dr. Tracy Munsil built on her love for teaching as a home educator to return to graduate school and earn a PhD in Political Science from Arizona State University. Dr. Munsil was on faculty at ASU and then founded and chaired the Political Science program at Arizona Christian University. Dr. Munsil is now the Executive Director of the Cultural Research Center at ACU, working with CRC Director of Research Dr. George Barna, and is serving her second four-year term on the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, having been twice appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey and confirmed by the Arizona Senate.

Len’s Workshop

TRANSFORMING CULTURE WITH TRUTH

The necessity of Christian engagement, excellence and leadership in a post-Christian world.

 

SHERI PAYNE

Director of Leadership and Military Support

HEAV.org 

 

Sheri is a twenty-three year homeschool veteran, support group leader, history and government
teacher, co-op leader, writer, and speaker. She is currently the Director of Leadership and Military
Support for Home Educators Association of Virginia.

She and her husband Jim have been married for 29 years. Jim is a retired Navy veteran who
currently works for Naval Special Operations Group Two. They have three children who were always
homeschooled. Caty is 25, a college graduate who is a Virginia Beach police officer. Mitchell, 23, is a
missionary to Mexico who is currently apprenticing in welding in order to better serve in the mission
field. Marisa, 21, is a college student studying cinema and television.

Sheri taught dialectic and rhetoric level regular and honors history, government, and
Constitutional law online at Lampstand Learning Center, an award-winning online program for
homeschoolers, for many years. As Director of Leadership and Military Support for HEAV, Sheri connects
with homeschool leaders around the state, hosts the LeaderLife conference every spring, the leaders
luncheon at the convention, connects with military homeschoolers, and manages the HEAV database of
groups, which currently lists 320 groups throughout Virginia, keeping homeschoolers connected with
others in their area. She also enjoys speaking to groups around the state on how to begin
homeschooling, how to choose curriculum, how to homeschool high school, and more.

Sheri’s Workshop

It’s OK to Say NO!

Let’s face it, leaders are in the service business, and homeschoolers are our customers. This gives us the idea that our job is to please the customer – which we mistakenly believe means bending over backward to provide whatever they demand. However, we’re also homeschooling parents, spouses, employees, etc, and we can only do so much. And volunteers – what volunteers? We hear so many suggestions of classes and programs, but when we ask for volunteers, everyone is “too busy,” leaving the leadership team to pick up the ball.

How do you know what to say no to and what is actually worthy of your yes?

What if you have the best of everything – the space, the teachers, and the volunteers. Does that mean you can say yes to everything?

Find out why it’s OK to say no.

We are grateful for the sponsors that partner with us to provide a quality event, while helping to keep costs as low as possible for leaders to attend this special day dedicated to you! These amazing companies/organizations love homeschoolers and we are blessed to have them join us for this year’s AFHE Leadership Conference!