Ed and Dena Bless
Bay Area & Northern California
In addition, they both have a strong interest in missions and are very involved in their home church. Having a heart for families and being sold out to the benefits of private, Christian homeschooling, they are excited to join with CHEA in this capacity.
Brian and Winnie Sato
Los Angeles County/North Orange County
They have served in various leadership capacities in their PSPs, Hope Chapel Academy (HCA), and South Bay Faith Academy (SBFA). Brian served a term on the school board of HCA. Winnie served as coordinator for HCA’s co-op program (EXTRA) and Vice-Principal of HCA and oversaw the successful merger of HCA into SBFA in 2017. She currently serves as a resource coordinator and an adviser to those who homeschool at Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Brian and Winner are actively serving in their church. Brian currently serves on the Church Council and Worship team. Along with Winnie, they spent 15 years leading a ministry called Hope 4 China, a discipleship-focused ministry with several house churches in Beijing.
Brian and Winnie are honored to be serving the families of CHEA and its leadership in promoting private Christian, Bible-based homeschooling.
John and Fern Sikich
South Central Coast
Scott and Mary York
San Diego and South Orange County
They enrolled their first-born in a private Christian school, but quickly discovered how the age-stratification and preselected curriculum of traditional schools often hindered academic accomplishments. They decided to “test” homeschooling in a one-year trial, and never looked back. Private Christian homeschooling enabled Scott and Mary to tailor their children’s spiritual and educational course of study to meet the needs of each child. Modeling leadership for their children, Mary served as the principal of the PSP they were involved with. Scott co-founded Stoa, a national, private, Christian, homeschool speech and debate league for homeschooling families.
They are excited to share their experiences with the next generation of home educators.