"I hope that our ties
in the gospel will encourage us to befriend
one another and give support where needed."
— Theresa Handy, LDS-OHEA
school association in Oregon.
1998-1999 home school year, while seeking support in their home
schooling efforts, David and Theresa Handy crossed paths with
founder, Joyce Kinmont, who suggested they form an LDS Home
The LDS-OHEA was born!
Over the years, they arranged Annual
Conferences, sent newsletters and encouraged the home schooling families
who joined to share activities with one another.
In 2003, the
out of state and the LDS-OHEA
was handed to Becky McNeil, Interim President and 2003 Conference
Chair. In the 2003-2004 year it was passed
on to Ann Agent,
We continue to follow the vision and mission of the LDS-OHEA.
is to provide encouragement, coaching and a support network of members
and friends of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who home school now, or
who may home school in the future.
Through our growing network, we will establish
connections with like-minded home school resources, making the best
tools and information available to those who wish to provide a truly
outstanding educational experience for their children.
We will engage in appropriate outreach activities within the community,
to promote the cause of home schooling in general, and to share our joy
in the gospel with all who desire to learn more about the