Keynote Speaker – Mark Hamby
Founder and President of Lamplighter Ministries and Father of Three Children
Lamplighter Ministries – lamplighter.net
Mark Hamby (MS, MDiv, ThM, DMin) is founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries International, a ministry comprised of Lamplighter Publishing, Lamplighter Theatre, Lamplighter Guild, Lamplighter Life-Transforming Seminars, Lamplighter Moments Daily Radio Broadcast, and Fastened Like Nails weekly podcast. Mark and his wife Debbie have devoted themselves to making ready a people prepared for the Lord (Luke 1:17).
If you have ever heard Mark speak, you know that he loves to tell stories that make the truths of the Word of God come alive! Now more than ever, he is ready to tell the unforgettable story of Wisdom and Folly and the epic battle for our children’s souls.
Through the Art of Storytelling, Mark explains how to Develop Discernment in an Age of Distraction by closely examining and dramatically communicating the twelve lessons of Wisdom from the book of Proverbs. He reveals Folly’s false promises of peer-pressured prosperity, promotion, protection, power, and pleasure and Wisdom’s eternal promises of freedom, joy, and entrepreneurial success.
Featured Speaker – Faith Berens
Speaker and Special Needs Consultant with HSLDA and Homeschool Mother of Two Children
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) – hslda.org
Faith Berens lives in Fauquier County, VA, with her husband Matthew, daughter Hailey, and son Hayden. Faith joined the HSLDA team of special needs consultants in 2008 and homeschools her children. She also works as a private educational consultant and evaluator. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to struggling students.
Faith holds a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience that includes serving as a classroom teacher in public and private Christian schools, Reading Recovery® teacher, reading specialist, NILD educational therapist, home educator, co-op instructor, and tutor. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities.