CAPE Homeschool Convention 2019
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Scheduled Keynote Speakers
Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN
Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN are the founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. They have a passion for equipping parents and grandparents with a heart-based approach to parenting that helps kids thrive.
Dr. Turansky and his wife, Carrie, have five children and six grandchildren. Dr. Turansky is a pastor, author, parenting coach, and nationally-known speaker. He has dedicated his life to studying God’s Word and the parenting process, and has developed many practical tools that equip families for success. Scott and Carrie homeschooled their five children and have walked along side countless homeschool families, providing tools and strategies to meet their individual needs.
Mrs. Miller and her husband, Ed, have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Joanne is a pediatric nurse, author, and speaker. She loves to provide parents with strategies that reach the hearts of their kids. Ed and Joanne homeschooled their children and have a passion for equipping, encouraging, and empowering homeschool families with the keys for success, both academically and in their relationships together.
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks , Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. He has been a regular columnist for Home School Digest, Home School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.
Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.
Israel has written articles for the following magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), Biblical Worldview (American Vision), The Baptist Banner, Above Rubies, Homeschooling Today, Samaritan Ministries, CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, ChristianBook.com, Christianity.com, HonorBound.com, WorldviewWeekend.com and many others.
He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel’s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine, Court Report and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences, with over 5,000 in attendance.
Israel and his wife Brook were joined in marriage without dating and share their testimony of God’s faithfulness on an audiobook titled, What God Has Joined Together. Israel and Brook, both homeschool graduates themselves, are home educating their nine children.
Israel desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically.
Aiming for both the head and the heart, Israel’s goal is to challenge audiences to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. In his words, “God’s Word applies to all areas of life. There is not one facet of our existence which does not fall under the direct claim of Lordship by Jesus Christ. This includes how we spend our money, what entertainment we consume, how we educate our children, how we use our time, etc. All of life must be understood from within a Biblical worldview.”
Brook Wayne is an author and conference speaker. She is, with her husband, Israel, a co-founder of Family Renewal. Brook is a homeschooled graduate and homeschooling mother of ten.
Brook is co-author of the book, Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting. She has contributed chapters to the books, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask.
At the age of 15, she began publishing a national magazine for young women entitled, Kindred Spirits, which she published until she married. Since that time, she has written for numerous magazines and websites, including, Home School Digest, An Encouraging Word, iBelieve, and many others.
Faith Berens, M.ED./Reading Specialist
Faith Berrens holds a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in both public and private Christian schools, serving as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery® teacher, reading specialist, and educational therapist. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties. Faith joined the HSLDA team of Special Needs Coordinators in 2008 and homeschools her own children, as well as works as a private educational consultant, evaluator, and tutor. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to primary age children. Faith lives in Fauquier County, VA with her husband, Matthew, daughter, Hailey, and son Hayden.
Renee Ellison home educated for nearly 20 years and continues to be a mentor for homeschool mothers. She always has you, the person who is facing a challenge in some area of homeschooling, in her sights when she is developing materials and teaching other moms.