Vendor/Workshops (patio)

Laura Berquist

Hope of the Church

Homeschooling Through High School: Why and How?
In the early years, until our children are about eleven or twelve, it is relatively easy to be confident that we are providing the best education for our children. At the junior high age doubts often arise. This may happen either because of the children’s change in attitude or our concerns about our own abilities. This talk address both of those issues and points out that the most important help we can give our adolescent children is our time and conversation. Homeschooling through high school makes it easier to do this.

Mrs. Laura M. Berquist, a home schooling mother of six, is founder and director of Mother of Divine Grace School, an accredited distance learning school serving more than 4000 students, and providing ongoing training to parent educators.  Mrs. Berquist is the author of “Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum” and editor of “The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum.”  Based on the philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—she developed a classical curriculum for grades K-12 that strengthens character and intellect, and reinforces virtue.  Inaugurated in 1995 with 75 students, MODG now offers various levels of programs for students, summer classes for students and parents and workshops for parents throughout the school year.

Maire Fignar

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Mary Dannielle Barber

Bringing Scripture into the Home

Mrs Barber holds a Masters degree in Theology and conducts at least three Bible Studies every week. She and Terry, her husband of over 30 years, host a weekly radio program, Bible with the Barbers, which opens up the Scriptures to help deepen our Faith and bring souls closer to Jesus Christ and his Bride, the Holy Catholic Church.

Especially for Dads

Terry Barber

How to Share Your Faith with Your Family

Terry Barber is an internationally known speaker and founder of four Catholic organizations: Saint Joseph Communications, Lighthouse Catholic Media, The Catholic Resource Center and most recently, Virgin Most Powerful Radio.

Barber is a co–host for The Terry and Jesse Show, formerly on EWTN Radio and the Immaculate Heart Media\Relevant Radio network.  Before the much-anticipated merger, this show was one of the highest-rated radio shows on the Immaculate Heart Radio Network.  Now, Terry and his co-host Jesse Romero continue their weekday broadcasts on the new Virgin Most Powerful Radio network.

His most recent book, How To Share Your Faith With Anyone, was published by Ignatius Press in October 2013 with endorsements from Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, author/speaker Stephen Ray and Catholic Answers founder Karl Keating. Terry is a true pioneer of Catholic evangelization and currently lives in Southern California with his wife Danielle and their four children.

Inspiring Catholic Speakers

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Rimini Esser

Introduction to Homeschooling

​“Is it legal?” “How do you do it?” “What about socialization?”  Rimini will navigate through the ins and outs of homeschooling in the state of California. She will discuss the importance of knowing your own reasons for educating your children at home.

Rimini Esser is a mother of seven children ages 3-21 years old and has been homeschooling for 17 years. Her eldest son is a recent graduate of Thomas Aquinas College. Her second son attends St. Michael 's Preparatory School. The youngest five children are all currently homeschooling. There have been many ups and downs in her personal homeschool journey. Through God's mercy, Rimini has found a homeschool path which enables her and her children to delight in this calling to homeschool. She is excited  to share this path with others!

Supporting Catholic Home Education