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St. Adalbert Parish – Keller Center

66 Adalbert St
Berea, OH 44017

Friday June 7th, 2013 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday June 8th, 2013 @ 9:30am to 3:30pm

This conference is for everyone, not just homeschooling families. All religious are especially welcome.

 

Fr. Shenan Boquet, before being appointed as President of Human Life International, came from the Houma Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese, where he most recently served as Pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo Parish in Houma, Louisiana.

Since being ordained as a priest in 1993, Fr. Boquet has given hundreds of talks at conferences and in parishes on issues ranging from the dignity of the human person and the nature of marriage, to social justice and moral theology. He has given retreats and educational seminars on the Theology of the Body, Holy Scripture and various theological topics. Fr. Boquet has also appeared numerous times on EWTN and Ave Maria Radio, as well as in other media. He has served and continues to serve on numerous boards, including the Diocesan Priests Council, of which he remains Chairman.

Fr. Boquet grew up in the small town of Bourg, Louisiana, just south of Houma in a devoutly Catholic family, for which he is extremely grateful. His earliest and most influential examples were of his parents and parish priests, all of whom instilled in him at a young age a love for Christ and his Church, and an active faith that was to be lived, and not merely held. He was very active as a youth in service projects with Catholic Charities and with other groups who ministered to the elderly, the sick, the poor and marginalized.

This active faith grew naturally into a vocation to the priesthood, where the contemplative and sacramental aspects of the Faith complemented and informed the active. A natural teacher, Fr. Boquet has been marginalized himself at times for sharing the Church’s teaching on life and family issues, although he emphasizes that it is important to do so with Charity. Throughout his priesthood, he has found himself in leadership positions, and increasingly in the areas of pro-life and pro-family teaching and advocacy.
Dr. Catherine Moran received her B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, and Speech/Hearing Therapy from Kent State University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Education from Breyer State University. A mother of five, she has over 20 years of homeschooling experience.

She was president of the Catholic Home School Network of America, founder of the Ohio Educators’ Catholic Home Schooling Network, and a member of the CHSNA delegation to Rome on behalf of Catholic Home Education, which visited with Pope John Paul II in 1995 and 1997.

Dr. Moran is a secular Franciscan, and served as prefect of her fraternity for three years. Currently acting as secretary-treasurer of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Byzantine Chapter in Warren, Ohio, she has presented the Fatima message to over 20,000 adults and children in the Northeastern Ohio and Tri-state area.
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling instead of the traditional route. Amy and Michael now have 8 children, all of whom have been homeschooled since birth.

Amy is the treasurer for Holy Family Home Educators, and has been chairwoman of the Indianapolis Catholic Home School Conference since 2007. In addition to teaching at her local homeschool co-op, she also puts on children’s special events for the Knights of Columbus. She has been her husband’s campaign manager for 3 campaigns. Amy and Michael are active in their parish’s sponsor couple program, Blue Knights and lead the Little Flowers.
Mr. Michael Kalscheur is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with over 18 years of experience in personal planning and institutional consulting. His firm, Castle Wealth Advisors, is an independent financial planning firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Kalscheur’s planning covers all aspects of a family’s finances, including goal setting, budgeting, retirement planning, estate and tax planning and risk management. However, as a homeschooling father of eight, he has also become an expert on college planning. Mr. Kalscheur speaks nationally on financial topics for businesses as well as family finances for homeschoolers.

Mr. Kalscheur currently sits on the Perry Township Advisory Board in Indianapolis, and is very involved with the Indiana state and local GOP. Michael is also the Family program director of the local Knights of Columbus, and is an active member of the German American Klub where he and his wife, Amy, practice ballroom dancing every week.
Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Network of Illinois Catholic Home Educators, helped establish the “Round Table” (a Catholic home school leadership discussion group), and became a founder and officer of the Catholic Home School Network of America.

In addition to appearing on EWTN, she has been a guest on numerous radio shows, lectured at Catholic family conferences all over the United States and Canada, and has authored several articles on such topics as home education, teaching children the virtues, and household management. The Illinois Press Association awarded her first place honors for a column she wrote defending traditional family values in a local newspaper. The Seton Home Study School Newsletter regularly features her columns, and recently Seton Press published her first two books of a series, Ginny’s Gems: Home Management Essentials and Ginny’s Gems: 10 Essentials for Teaching Your Preschooler at Home.

IHM accepts vendors by invitation only; if you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Cleveland Conference, please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org
A copy of our Vendor Guidelines can be viewed here: Vendor Guidelines.
The following is a list of vendors who have confirmed so far for 2013.

Vendor Name and Description Table Number and Hometown
Byzantine Seminary Press

We seek to preserve and promote the richness of the Byzantine Tradition.
4 Tables
Pittsburgh, PA
Christendom College

Recognized as one of America’s premier Catholic Liberal Arts colleges, Christendom offers its students a fully Catholic education, integrating Faith and Reason, while immersing them in a vibrant and joyful Catholic culture steeped in the ageless traditions of the Church.
1 Table
Front Royal, VA
Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections provides online, interactive, live courses with a Catholic perspective.
1 Table
North Richland Hills, TX
Homeschool Lifeline

Hosted by Terry Arnold and Katie Moran, Homeschool Lifeline is a radio program on Radio Maria for all homeschooling parents (or those considering homeschooling) looking for information, help, support and guidance in their homeschooling endeavor.
1 Table
Nancy Larson Publishers

Nancy Larson® Science is completely unique as a full year science curriculum for elementary aged children. Nancy’s interwoven approach integrates science, reading, language arts, critical thinking, and study skills assuring parents will get more for their time and money. Our Science K, 1, 2, and 3 programs provide curriculum that is engaging and challenging for homeschool children while being fun and easy for parents to teach. We invite you to explore our science programs, which have proven to build enthusiastic and knowledgeable science learners.
2 Tables
Old Lyme, CT
Navis Pictures

Navis Pictures provides young actors with opportunities to work on beautiful and meaningful Catholic films. Their latest release,
The War of the Vendee tells the forgotten story of the martyrs of the French Revolution and their struggle to win religious freedom–an especially timely film that will educate, entertain, and inspire the entire family.
1 Table
Danbury, CT
Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 11,000 fully enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
15 Tables
Front Royal, VA
Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This two-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.
2 Tables
Front Royal, VA
St. Augustine Academy Press

At St. Augustine Academy Press, we are committed to bringing you only the best Catholic literature of yesterday and today. our primary focus is the work of Mother Mary Loyola, author of King of the Golden City. We also carry books especially for those who attend the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
2 Tables
Lisle, IL
Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks makes math textbooks (3rd grade through Pre-calculus) designed exclusively for homeschoolers. That’s why each of the textbooks in our line contains step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of assigned problems.
2 Tables
Oklahoma City, OK
The Catholic Shop Ohio
Tilma

Books and gifts for serious Catholics
4 Tables
Berea, OH
Usborne Books & More

Usborne specializes in educational books for children of all ages! We always offer a 15% discount and free shipping (an additional 8%) to homeschooling families attending this conference!
2 Tables
Rocky River, OH
(local rep)

FRIDAY, June 7
Time Speaker Talk
2:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
2:30pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Spiritual and Educational Priorities for Homeschooling Families

This talk stresses the spiritual aspect of homeschooling and why it’s so important and how to make it number the #1 priority in your homeschooling family. A definite must for all home schooling parents to hear and know.
3:30pm Fr. Shenan Boquet
Breathing Catholic Air

Our life is both a gift from God and a work in progress. How do we know which path to take? Who will teach us? Today the art of living is overshadowed by a false understanding of man and woman and their ultimate destiny. As cultures continue to collapse, it becomes imperative for all Christians to fully participate in the restoration of all things in Christ.
4:30 – 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Public Education and the Necessity of Homeschooling

Do you know what goes on in public school classrooms? Many parents don’t fully understand the role state schools have seized in molding the minds and habits of American children. Parents, however, and not the schools are ultimately responsible for raising happy and virtuous children. Home education is not just an option, it is key to our nation’s future.
7:00pm Mrs. Amy Kalscheur
There are Those Days

You’re a strong Catholic homeschooling mom, and you can do anything. But some days are better than others. Amy will tell you about some of her not-so-great days and how she got through them, because even though homeschooling is a blessing, well, “There are those days….”
SATURDAY, June 8
Time Speaker Talk
9:30am Registration
10:00am Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
A Simple Schedule: The Secret to Success

Are baby care, chasing toddlers, schoolwork, housework, and extracurricular activities driving you to distraction? Wondering how those Catholic moms of mega-families persevere for decades? Let a mother of 12 children share how a reliable schedule helped her to maintain her sanity while fulfilling her responsibilities.
11:00am Mr. and Mrs. Kalscheur
She Said, He Heard

We all have this ideal in our heads about how a homeschooling family should work. Problem is, mom’s ideal may be very different than dad’s. Mike and Amy tell their homeschooling story, the conversations they’ve had, the problems they’ve encountered. From pink laundry to discipline, Mike and Amy explain how homeschooling has brought them closer together.
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch/Vendor Sales
1:30pm Fr. Shenan Boquet
Put Your Nets Out into the Deep

It is said that we are the product of our home. We are what our home has made us. If we truly want to recover a Catholic Culture, we need to filter the air our children breathe and to surround them in an environment that conditions their thoughts and actions to what is good and true.
2:30pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Benchmarks for Learning

As a homeschooling parent, do you often wonder where your children are academically? Are they on target or behind in developmental skills needed to learn? What are the benchmarks for the various age groups for learning? This vitally important information will help you keep your children on target academically and help you keep control of their education.
3:30pm Conference Ends