Meet the Panelists
Katie is a homeschool mom to one energetic, full-of-life, pedal-to-the-metal, insanely creative third grader. She holds degrees in Art and Education and is a self-proclaimed crafter and artist, both traits inherited by her daughter. When she’s not teaching phonics, practicing math facts, or elbow-deep in craft supplies, she also serves as the Communications Manager for CHEA. Katie is married to husband, John, and lives in Southern California.
Michaela Roekle was homeschooled from first grade through graduation. She’s been married to her husband Brad for more than 20 years and together they have been homeschooling their children for 14 years. Michaela leads a non-profit homeschool ministry and private satellite school (Grace and Glory Homeschooling) in Corona, California. The Roekles also serve as Regional Advisory Board Members for CHEA and are passionate about encouraging others on this grand adventure called homeschooling!
Christa homeschools her 5 children, ranging in ages from 3 months to 11 years old. She was homeschooled growing up and always knew that she wanted to homeschool her own family. Before having children she earned her master’s degree in elementary education and taught in both private and public school. She serves in children’s ministry at her church and is host of her weekly podcast, Seek Wholly Living, as an encouragement to moms.