2017 INCH Fall Leader Fellowship

Please plan on joining us for this important gathering of leaders!

Dates:   November 17 – 18, 2017

Where:  Faholo Conference Center, 3000 Mount Hope Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240

It’s going to be SOOO much fun!  New Gameshow themed workshops just for YOU … led by our good friends from Indiana, Tara Bentley and Debi Ketron.

The goal of INCH’s Leader Fall Fellowship is simple: to connect leaders with great ideas, to inspire them to even greater ideas, and encourage them with renewed vision and a refreshed spirit. Join us for this unforgettable weekend!

Leader Fall Fellowship is for all leaders in the homeschool community throughout the state. Our purpose is to bring Michigan homeschool leaders together to network, share ideas, and receive updates about issues related to homeschooling in Michigan. Our desire is to equip, refresh, inspire, and show appreciation for leaders who volunteer their time serving and supporting home educating families in their local area throughout the year.

Please plan on joining us for this important weekend of networking and encouragement. We need your input and ideas, and invite you to join us on Nov. 17-18 at Faholo Conference Center, 3000 Mount Hope Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240. Sign up today!!

Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 17
5:00-6:00pm      Arrival & Check In
6:00-7:00pm      Dinner in Dining Hall
7:00-8:30pm      Welcome & Group Spotlights
8:30-10:00pm    “The Price is Right” – Cost of Leadership **

Saturday, November 18
8:00-8:30am      Breakfast in Conference Room
8:30-8:45am      Devotions/Prayer
8:45-10:15am     “Jeopardy!” – Fighting for Our Homeschool Freedoms **
10:15-10:30am    Break
10:30-12:00         Townhall Discussion
12:00-1:00pm     Lunch
1:00-2:30pm       “Win, Lose or Draw” – Building Strong Connections **
2:30-2:45pm       Break
2:45-4:15pm       “The Biggest Loser” – Unhealthy Leadership Habits  **
4:15-5:00pm       INCH Update
5:00-6:00pm      Dinner

**All presentation times will include “For Leaders… By Leaders” discussion and time for Q & A.


Workshop Sessions Offered:

Jeopardy! – Fighting For Our Homeschool Freedom
Debi will present a session about how our homeschool libertyis in jeopardy, discussing the following issues: why it matters, threats, a Christian response to regulation, new trends, and the importance of a state organization like INCH.

The Price is Right – The Cost of Leadership

Volunteering to lead a homeschool group involves sacrifice…and lots of it! We’ll play a fun, interactive game and talk about a variety of ways we, as leaders, pay a high price to encourage others in the homeschool journey. But don’t lose heart! With great sacrifice comes great reward. You’ll be refreshed in knowing that the price you pay to serve is a worthwhile investment reaping eternal rewards.

Win, Lose, or Draw – Building Strong Connections

Leadership involves communicating and helping a wide variety of people to connect. Does your communication style help you win, lose, or draw? In this session, Tara will share ideas to help you be effective using the tools you have at your disposal to communicate well with your group members, volunteers, and leadership team. We’ll cover social media, email, newsletters, website, and in-person networking to build strong relationships.

The Biggest Loser – Unhealthy Leadership Habits

Homeschooling your own kids and serving in support group leadership can be a recipe for unhealthy habits – neglecting your own well-being, putting the needs of the group over your husband and kids’ needs, or struggling to keep your own house in order. We’ll explore ways to tackle all of this successfully through healthy leadership habits. You can shed the weight of unhealthy habits that bog you down and thrive while serving others.

Register Here!!

Cost for event:

Both days (overnight):
Married Couple $100
Individual $60

Saturday Only:
Married Couple: $70
Individual: $40

Friday Only:
Married Couple: $50
Individual:  $30


Registration includes the following:

  • Accomodations at the Faholo Conference Center
  • 4 meals – Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner


Our Speakers:

Tara Bentley


Tara is a veteran homeschool mom of two daughters.  During 13 years of homeschooling, she and her husband Mark served in leadership for 12 years.  They currently serve together on the Board of Directors for Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE), where Tara also serves as the Executive Director.  Always juggling work, family, and multiple responsibilities, Tara loves encouraging moms who often feel like they just aren’t enough.




Phil & Debi Ketron

Debi Ketron and her husband, Phil, homeschooled their four children for 21 years in three states through graduation and now have homeschooled grandchildren. They co-founded their local homeschool support group and co-op. Debi serves as the Director of Government Affairs for both IAHE and IAHE Action.  She is a member of the Educational Outcomes task force for the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana.