Nicholeen Peck

Nicholeen Peck

Texas Homeschool Convention South Carolina Homeschool Convention Missouri Homeschool Convention Ohio Homeschool Convention California Homeschool Convention

When it comes to parenting, Nicholeen Peck is a worldwide phenomenon and leader—and for good reason! Her proven system based on four simple skills transforms even the most out-of-control teenagers and homes from chaos to calm within days. Though she’s an international speaker, author, mentor, former foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens, and even President of the Worldwide Organization for Women (an approved consultant for the United Nations), Nicholeen spends most of her time at home with her husband and four children, whom she knows will be her greatest impact and legacy. The fact that she has such an international influence while still being a stay-at-home mom is evidence of the effectiveness of her teachings. Learn more about her mission and methods at www.teachingselfgovernment.com.

Nicholeen Peck is the mother of four and previous foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens. The Peck family’s success with these difficult children was based upon calmness, the principles of self-government, and good communication. She has been teaching people around the world the principles of Self-Government since 1999.  In 2009, Nicholeen and her family were featured in a one-hour BBC documentary about parenting. She has appeared on various news shows and radio programs to discuss effective parenting. She is a popular public speaker, author of the international book Parenting a House United and many other books including Londyn LaRae Says Okay, Porter Earns A Quarter, Big Win For Quin, Paije Takes the StageRoles, Popular Parenting Methods, and more. She has also written many magazine articles and articles for this website.

Nicholeen’s books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese, and she has taught audiences throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is Nicholeen’s mission to heal families around the world from emotional bondage by teaching them the principles of self-government that have set her and her family free.

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. Thomas White

Ohio Homeschool Convention

Thomas White became the tenth president of Cedarville University on July 1, 2013. Serving in a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities, White has more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience, and combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth.

As the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, White grew up with a firm spiritual foundation and was saved in September 1993. While White attended a Christian university, he also opened four karate schools and began to fight competitively, having been involved in the sport through high school. Still pursuing a call to ministry, White used his karate schools as his mission field, seeing students come to Christ and watching them go into ministry.

From June 2006 to June 2013, he served as Vice President for Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Biblical Theological Seminary. During his tenure, White enjoyed the challenge of identifying problems, evaluating people, finding the right solution to move forward while minimizing harm, and casting a clear vision while building a successful team. White also served as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary. In his faculty role, he taught in the Oxford University study program and was a visiting professor at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. He has been active in research, writing, and contributing to the academy.

He is married to Joy Martin White and together they have two children, Rachel and Samuel.

“The Talk”: Preparing Students for a Sexually Broken Culture

From every angle, students today are sold a vision of sexuality and relationships that is toxic and deadly. The “talk” that all parents dread has to be more of a conversation, and it’s never been more important. In this session, John describes the cultural setting we live in while offering practical ways to help students face it with courage and conviction.