2016 Convention Featured Speakers


The 2016 TPA Convention welcomes FOUR encouraging featured speakers:

Michael P. Farris, Esq.
HSLDA Chairman and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College
Licensed in the District of Columbia and Washington
Michael Farris is the Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He was the founding president of each organization.  Mr. Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states.  He has been a leader on Capitol Hill for over 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty.
At Patrick Henry College, Mr. Farris teaches constitutional law, public international law, and coaches PHC’s Moot Court team which has won seven national championships.  A prolific author, Farris has been recognized with a number of awards including the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine.
Mike and Vickie Farris have ten children and 18 grandchildren. 

Heidi St. John - The Busy Mom - has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children and one grandson! The St. Johns children range in age from under five to adult. They have homeschooled the kids all the way through high school.  A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you. The Busy Mom

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students fully prepared for college and for life. Lee's practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of homeschool parents muster up the courage to complete their homeschooling journey. A firm believer that parents are capable of providing a superior education for their children, Lee's mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school. You can find Lee online at www.TheHomeScholar.com.

Join us Thursday, April 7, 2016, for a special night with Todd Wilson!  This extra event is included in your 2016 TPA Convention registration!
Todd Wilson, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.

As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important through a weekly e-mail for dads, seminars, and books that encourage parents.

Todd, and his wife Debbie, homeschool six of their eight children (two have graduated) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile. You can read more at www.familymanweb.com.

2016 TPA Convention Workshop Schedule