Fair question. A number of years ago a dad asked me this the first day of a twelve week parenting class.
Really who I am to do that?
(I ask myself that question, too!)
Some of you may be asking this question regrading the speakers for the HeartCORe Parenting Conference in Minneapolis on November 1.
Another fair question.
So I'm going to fill you in on our conference speakers, all professionals who can support you and maybe even more importantly are parents themselves who can relate to you and encourage you!
Meet Becky Danielson, Matt Haviland, Misty Honnold, Pete Larson, Megan Stone, and me (I tossed my bio in as well!).
Becky Danielson,M.Ed., co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, licensed parent and family educator is a Christian wife and mom of two sons. She is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher and has written curriculum for churches and schools. Becky is co-author, with Lori, of three parenting books including, Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love. Becky is passionate about families and how scripture relates to family life, Her commitment to teach her sons the Word of God and her own faith journey have increased her desire to share the Bible as it relates to parenting. The Danielsons live in the land of 10,000 lakes.
Matt Haviland is a single father of a beautiful little girl and the founder of a single dads ministry, A Father's Walk. Matt has a passion to lead and grow others in theri walk with Christ and help turn generational curses into blessings by equipping single dads in their walk with the Lord. Matt is the author of A Father's Walk, co-author of The Daddy Gap, and co-founder of Grand Rapids single Parent Expo. Matt was born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan where he currently resides.
Misty Honnold is the Founder and Executive Director of The Single Mom KC. She has been featured in Overwhelmed magazine, a guest writer for Frontline Moms, and she hosts the podcast Mocha Moments for the Single Mom. Misty is a single mom of four. Her greatest life work has been loving and leading her family well. Misty's own challenges a single mom have equipped her to offer encouragement, hope, and resources to other single mothers. She travels to train, teach, and equip churches and communities to love and aide single mothers. She resides in Kansas City.
Pete Larson, husband and dad of two sons, is the Executive Director of Family Fest Ministries in Bloomington, Minnesota. Family Fest seeks to strengthen families and marriages in their Christian Faith through week-long and weekend retreats. Pete often speaks on the topics of marriage and parenting.He is the 9th of 14 children!
Megan Stone author of The Ownership Series and Own Your Own Education: a Student's Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) is the founder and president of Stone Foundations of Learning. Megan has her Master's Degree in Science Education and has taught in Minnesota. Megan leads parent and teacher seminars and offers one on on coaching for students. Megan and her husband and two children live in the Twin Cities.
Lori Wildenberg, wife and mom of four, easily relates to a parent's joys and struggles. Lori, licensed parent and family educator and co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, is passionate about coming alongside parents to encourage, equip, and support them. Her warm, straightforward, and transparent approach meets parents where they are and helps get them to where they want to go. Lori is co-author of three parenting books, including Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love. She is also a team member and mentor mom with The MOM Initiative and Moms Together. The Wildenbergs home is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.