Speaker Highlights

Ben Merkle

Ben Merkle

Dr. Ben Merkle is the president of New Saint Andrews College, as well as a Senior Fellow of Theology. He holds a DPhil in Oriental Studies and an MSt in Jewish Studies from...

read more
Jon McCord

Jon McCord

Jon McCord has served as the headmaster of Veritas Preparatory School in Greenville, South Carolina for ten years and teaches Latin, literature, history, and rhetoric (or...

read more
Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson (MA Humanities) lives in the DFW metroplex with his wife and son. He received his BA from New St Andrews College, and his MA from the University of Dallas, where...

read more
Darlene Gomes

Darlene Gomes

Darlene Gomes, Ed.D., has a passion for oral rhetoric and communication on the grammar school level and is blessed to have used her gifts as a classroom teacher for the past...

read more
Davis Greenwood

Davis Greenwood

Davis Greenwood has had the privilege and honor of being the first to enroll in the Classical Liberal Arts program under Dr. Grant Horner, currently holding a bachelor’s...

read more
Sally Tackett

Sally Tackett

Sally Tackett serves as Music Director, Language Arts Teacher and mom to two Grammar School students at Covenant Classical Christian School in Columbia, South Carolina....

read more
Patsy Hinton

Patsy Hinton

Patsy Hinton, M.Ed. Having served in classical Christian education for more than twenty years as an administrator, Patsy Hinton has assisted boards, headmasters, and...

read more
Earl Claypool

Earl Claypool

Earl Claypool joined the humanities department at Regents in 2022 after serving in various roles in churches for over 13 years. Originally from Florida, he has lived in...

read more
Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor is the wife of Scott Taylor, and the mother of three classically educated grown children. She has a BA in elementary education from the University of Kentucky,...

read more
Kelly Bond

Kelly Bond

Kelly Bond began her career in social work after completing a clinical master’s degree from Walla Walla University in Washington state. She worked in the foster care system...

read more
James Waldy

James Waldy

James D. Waldy, EdS, is a lifelong educator who has been involved in classical education for 38 years. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in elementary...

read more
Megan Basham

Megan Basham

Megan Basham is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, a culture reporter for The Daily Wire and a frequent contributor to Morning Wire. In her previous role as an entertainment...

read more
Kellie Herrera

Kellie Herrera

Kellie Herrera is the dedicated Grammar School Latin Teacher at Trinity Classical Academy in Santa Clarita, California, overseeing the instruction of Latin from 1st through...

read more
Ester Clark

Ester Clark

Ester Clark is holds a master’s of education degree and a teaching credential in Special Education, is certified through the Association of Christian Schools International...

read more
Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith is a Regional Alliance Director for the ADF Church Alliance and has been with Alliance Defending Freedom for almost 10 years. His passion for the Gospel and...

read more
Sarah Crowe

Sarah Crowe

Sarah Crowe lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband of twenty years, Kenneth, and their three children (ages 10, 12, and 15). She has a BA in English from Berry College...

read more
Zach Weichbrodt

Zach Weichbrodt

Zach Weichbrodt   2024 Speaker Topic   A Day in the Life: Teaching Students with Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom: A Teacher’s Experience Hear...

read more
Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson serves as Coordinator of Grammar School Curriculum and Teacher Training at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia, California. She spent a decade as a...

read more
Kaeli Collver

Kaeli Collver

Kaeli Collver serves as an Upper School math teacher and Dean of the House System at Trinity. Kaeli is a Trinity Alumni who returned to her Alma Mater after receiving her BA...

read more
Franklin Norton

Franklin Norton

Franklin Norton is the Director of Advancement at Covenant School in Huntington, West Virginia. He earned his B.A. in advertising and public relations from Marshall...

read more
M. Wade Ortego

M. Wade Ortego

Wade Ortego has served as Head of School in classical Christian schools since 2008. His experience and stories from the past 15 years have formed a virtual guidebook of...

read more
Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler is a rhetoric English teacher at Hickory Christian Academy in Hickory, North Carolina, where he has taught various classes since 2006. He has also coached the...

read more
Mindy Stanley

Mindy Stanley

Mindy Stanley is beginning her 50th year of teaching! She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and B.A. in elementary education from Marshall University. She...

read more
Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty is the Head of School at Bloomfield Christian School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has been involved with Christian and classical education since 1996. A...

read more
Megan Howell

Megan Howell

Megan Howell started the Imago Dei School, the nation’s first classical, Christian special education school-within-a-school at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia,...

read more
Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Pati Smith, a native of South Carolina, has been teaching 4th grade at Providence Classical Christian School in Bothell, Washington since 2018. Before becoming a classroom...

read more
Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Amy Walker earned her MA in Education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas before moving to California where she was instrumental in founding Heritage Oak...

read more
Craig Hefner

Craig Hefner

Dr. Craig Hefner serves as the Head of School at Covenant School in Huntington, West Verginia, where he has served since 2018. Craig has a Ph.D. in systematic theology from...

read more
Jason Perry

Jason Perry

Jason Perry is a distinguished voice in both the Christian community and the realm of security and emergency preparedness. As the founder of Trident Shield, an emergency...

read more
Julie Letsche

Julie Letsche

Julie Letsche has taught using the classical Christian model for 17 years in grades K through 8. She and her husband of 30 years are parents to four young men and are...

read more

MORE SPEAKER LISTINGS COMING SOON

CHOOSE FROM 70+ SPEAKERS, GATHERINGS, AND DISCUSSIONS

REPAIRING THE RUINS

From Past Attendees …

I love the unapologetic, bold commitment to pro Deo et schola [for God and school] and the nourishment of mind, heart, and soul.

I appreciate the call to continue seeking the classical method and the continual teaching of what that really is. We all need this as most were not trained as teachers in our universities.

I … was blessed with some very real and practical things that can be put to use as soon as school resumes.

It is a feast of good teaching.

The Repairing the Ruins conference always reminds me of why I am devoting my time, treasure, and talents to classical Christian education.