What We Do

The Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association is a volunteer-based, state-wide organization dedicated to help home educators in Nebraska. The NCHEA needs your financial support to protect your homeschooling freedoms.

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Here's a list of some benefits:


  • We publish a newsletter to keep families up-to-date on goings-on in the state as they educate their children.

Support Groups:

  • We help families locate and/or establish local support groups.
  • We hold seminars to inform and encourage support group leaders.


  • We conduct the state Conference and Curriculum Fair (C&CF) and Graduate Recognition.
  • We sponsor Legislative Day at the capitol in Lincoln.
  • We sponsor various seminars to help home school graduates build high school transcripts.


  • NCHEA members enjoy a discount at NCHEA sponsored events.
  • NCHEA members are eligible to join the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) at a discount.



  • NCHEA officers monitor the Unicameral and present testimony before the Nebraska legislature on behalf of member families.
  • NCHEA alerts its members regarding legislation, legal, and political issues on the state and national scenes effecting homeschooling and parental rights.
  • NCHEA conducts a candidate survey during election years to help you make decisions at the polls and serves as a consultant to Nebraska legislators on issues impacting home education and the family.
  • NCHEA officers represent Nebraska at national homeschool leadership conferences and network with the leaders of other state homeschooling organizations.
  • NCHEA establishes relationships and dialog with government officials to:

o   Deter the enactment of detrimental legislation.

o   Encourage and influence legislation favorable to the rights of Christian parents to home educate their children.

o   Provide information to parents so they can make informed voting decisions.


NCHEA Contact Information

Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association
P.O. Box 57041 Lincoln, NE 68505-7041

General Questions:

nchea (at) nchea (dot) net
Nick and Kathleen Lenzen (402) 423-4297      
Patrick and Danna  Swartz  (402) 293-9476

NCHEA Leadership:

  • Nick & Kathleen Lenzen, President and Treasurer (Lincoln) Lenzen [at] nchea [dot] net

  • Jeff & Jean Bennett, Vice President (Lincoln) Bennett [at] nchea [dot] net
  • Robin & Tina Gould, Board Secretary (Lincoln) Gould [at] nchea [dot] net

  • Dave & Lorraine Lostroh, Director and Legislative Liaison (Seward) Lostroh [at] nchea [dot] net

  • Walt & Jolene Catlett, Director (North Platte) Catlett [at] nchea [dot] net

  • Patrick & Danna Swartz, Membership Registrar, Web Maintainer and Newsletter Editor (Bellevue) Swartz [at] nchea [dot] net

  • Dan & Deb Badeer, Legislative Liason (Hickman) Dbadeer [at] gmail [dot] com



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