Homeschool CARE Foundation

Board of Directors

Angela McKee

Angela McKee

Chair & Founder

Angela is the Founder and President of the Homeschool CARE Foundation and has served on the board and planning committee since its inception in 2018. She serves as the Senior Administrator for HomeLife Academy as well. After working with HLA for nearly 10 years and homeschooling her own children for over 20 years, she saw a need beyond “school” to reach people on a personal level. Her own family has struggled with some of the issues that can impact a family’s success, and her desire for the Homeschool CARE Foundation has been to provide mental health, special needs, and financial support for hurting families.

Kimberly Boots

Kimberly Boots

Treasurer

Kimberly is the Treasurer and Director of Program Development of the Homeschool CARE Foundation and has served on the board since February 2019. She is also the Financial Operations Manager for HomeLife Academy. She previously served as Board Treasurer for American Heritage Girls Troop TN0139, which was her introduction to the world of homeschooling families. Kimberly has a passion to see family units become strong and successful because she believes they are the building blocks of society with an exponential impact on the future. Her desire for the Homeschool CARE Foundation is to provide hope and help families overcome unique challenges.

 

Darlene Walden

Darlene Walden

Secretary & Board Member | Special Needs

Darlene has been a board member since the inception of HCF. She and her husband live in Jackson, Tennessee. She has been a lifelong homeschooler and HLA family. Darlene has 3 children, Katie, Russell, and Gabe. Her heart for special needs families goes deep as she herself has been blessed with a special needs child. She has played a big role in developing and laying a foundation for our Special Needs Program and serving as board secretary since 2018.

Toni Garner

Toni Garner

Board Member | Giving

Toni is on the board for Homeschool CARE Foundation, specifically focused on providing financial assistance for homeschool families. She has worked at HomeLife Academy for 15 years and currently serves as the billing manager. She homeschooled her own children for 15 years and understands the financial struggles many homeschooling families face due to living on one income. This experience inspired her to help other homeschooling families with financial support through Homeschool CARE Foundation.

John Pitman

John Pitman

Board Member | Ministry

John and his family have been homeschooling for over 15 years, and believe in the power and reward of healthy spiritual formation at home. John has been in ministry and missions in the USA and South Africa for over two decades, and currently owns and operates his own coffee business, J. Brooks Coffee. He is proud to serve families through HCF, as a partner with donors all over the world.

 

Josh Krebs

Josh Krebs

Board Member | Counseling

Josh serves on the board of the Homeschool CARE Foundation. He also works in the community as a therapist at LifeWorks Resources and Union University offering professional counseling from a biblical perspective. In addition to nearly a decade in the field of mental health, for the past 20 years he has also served in various non-profit ministry positions including pastoring. His primary ministry however is his wife Katie and their 5 homeschooled children. He is excited to help the Homeschool CARE Foundation in their work to serve the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of families seeking to raise their children in a broken world.

Homeschool CARE Foundation

Community Relations Team

Kimberly Boots

Kimberly Boots

Program Development

Kimberly is the Treasurer and Director of Program Development of the Homeschool CARE Foundation and has served on the board since February 2019. Kimberly has a passion to see family units become strong and successful because she believes they are the building blocks of society with an exponential impact on the future.

Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams

Fundraising & Events

Rachel has been with HomeLife for over 5 years and is passionate about homeschooling and meeting the needs of students and parents. Having made the jump from public school to homeschooling her children, she understands the importance of community and support for new homeschoolers. Her hope is to be part of that support and to help provide new opportunities for homeschoolers through HCF.

 

 

Jay Griffith

Jay Griffith

Marketing & Communications

A lifelong homeschooler and artist himself, Jay is passionate about giving homeschoolers the opportunities they need to follow their passions through childhood and achieve their goals as adults. He has worked as the Marketing Team Lead at HomeLife Academy and Homeschool CARE Foundation for the past two years.

 

Bry Ruesche

Bry Ruesche

Communications

Bryanna is passionate about empowering and connecting with the next generation and is honored to be part of serving families through HCF. She holds her Bachelors in both Theatre and Psychology and a Masters in Social Work.

 

Homeschool C.A.R.E. Foundation (HCF) was founded by HomeLife Academy (HLA) in 2018 and serves as its charitable arm. HCF is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Both organizations work closely together to support, guide and encourage homeschooling students and families around the world.