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Nick & Kathleen Lenzen
President & Treasurer
Lenzens

Nick & Kathleen Lenzen have been involved in homeschooling since 1986 and with the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association since its founding. Their 3 children graduated from their homeschool and are college graduates. Their 14 grandchildren are also being homeschooled. Nick has served as treasurer from 1987 to 1992 when he became president of the NCHEA. Kathleen has been the Conference coordinator for 27 years.

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Jeff & Jean Bennett
Vice President
Bennett Family

Jeff and Jean Bennett have been married for 25 years, have two kids, Calvin 17 and Jared 15, that have been home schooled since kindergarten. Jeff works at Li-Cor in Lincoln, and they attend Indian Hills Community Church.

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Robin & Tina Gould
Board Secretary
Robin & Tina Gould

Robin and Tina Gould have been married 25 years and graduated their three daughters from their homeschool. Robin and Tina have volunteered with the NCHEA for about 15 yrs. They are both involved in their local church music ministry.  Robin is currently employed as a network administrator and Tina is a teller supervisor at a local bank.

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David & Lorraine Lostroh
Director & Legislative Liaison

David has monitored the legislature since he and Lorraine began homeschooling in 1981.   They were intimately involved in the early struggle to make home education legal in Nebraska and went on to homeschool for over thirty years.  All nine of their children graduated from their home school.  They currently live in Seward and have twelve grandchildren.

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Walt & Jolene Catlett
Director
Walt & Jolene Catlett

Walt & Jolene are founding members of NCHEA, which was founded in 1986.  All four of their children are homeschool graduates, and the Catletts now have 17 grandchildren!  In addition to owning 4 Runza restaurants in south-central Nebraska, they are active in the North Platte Area Home Educators.  They are passionate about the joy of home education and they love encouraging and helping homeschool families.

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Patrick & Danna Swartz
Membership & Newsletter Editor

Danna and Patrick Swartz have volunteered with NCHEA for more than ten years. They are both involved with teaching their children in the home and work professionally as educators at Grace University and corporate training facilities, respectively. They love to work with new homeschool families to help equip them for the mission ahead.

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Dan & Deb Badeer
Legislative Liaison

Dan and Deb Badeer have been home educating since 1985. Seven of their eight children are graduates of Badeer Christian School, leaving only one student yet at home. Their seven grandchildren are also being homeschooled. Dan is a Financial Advisor. He and Deb have enjoyed teaching on home education topics. Deb, as a Legislative Liaison, enjoys building relationships with Legislators and Staff.  She developed the first four Legislative Days and loves training students to express their values to political leaders.  This passion led to the co-founding of NCFCA Speech and Debate in Nebraska.  Deb directs the Stand Firm Apologetics Club and coordinates the Teen Track at our Conference.

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