2018 West Conference Sponsors

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2017 West Conference Sponsors:

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Julian & Liana Risnoveanu and Family

West Conference Levels of Sponsorship

Founder = 1,000  /  Benefactor = 500  /  Partner = 250  /  Friends & Family = 100

With your support we are able to host dynamic speakers, create high-quality children's programs, offer scholarships, and build a resource archive to help Orthodox homeschoolers for years to come!  Thank You!


Letter to all Orthodox Clergy and Parishes of the West Coast

Dear Reverend Father,

Christ in is our midst!

We pray you are doing well!

We are writing this letter to bring to your considerate attention that the prestigious St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference will take place on the West Coast for the very first time, a premiere in every sense of the word, to support the homeschooling community on the West Coast. 

The Conference is the flagship ministry of the Department of Homeschooling under the leadership of Father Noah Bushelli and has been organized successfully at the Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania for more than a decade. 

This year the Conference is adding a new location here on the West Coast and will be hosted by St. Nicholas Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA, near the Life Giving Spring Monastery, between December 1-3, 2017. 

Last year my wife and I attended the Conference and were truly touched by all the beautiful services, led by Bishop Thomas and Father Noah Bushelli, by the various lectures and activities , that we pledged our support to bring this Conference here on the West Coast. 

Homeschooling has become mainstream, and the number of Orthodox homeschoolers is on the rise. However, many parents are overwhelmed by the thought of homeschooling. Parents often ask themselves, “How can I make sure my child gets a good education? Will my kids be socialized? Where do I find curriculum? What does an Orthodox education even look like?” In an effort to meet this growing need, St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conference is expanding to include several regional conferences around the US. 

On December 1-3, 2017, we will host our very first annual St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool WEST Conference at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center!

Our hope is to encourage and support those who are homeschooling their children, by bringing together Orthodox parents, clergy, and educators for a weekend of workshops, fellowship and worship. While the conference is being planned under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America’s Department of Homeschooling, we will include speakers from various Orthodox jurisdictions including Fr. Josiah Trenham (AOCA), Fr. Paul Volmensky (ROCOR), and Fr. Ninos Oshaana (GOA). This Pan-Orthodox event will include workshops on “Homeschooling 101”, “Homeschooling High School”, “ Raising Teens and Passing on the Faith”, “Technology and Its effect on the development of children” and much more. We will also have children’s activities, a vendor hall and speaker Q&A sessions. 

Please help us by supporting this conference in one or more of the following ways:

1. Share our flyer in your weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter or on your parish’s social media. 

2. Share our flyer with any homeschoolers you know. 

3. Become a sponsor! Sponsorship levels begin as low as $100 and all sponsors will be listed in our program. Attached is a list of our different sponsorship levels and a copy of our flyer. 

Please let us know if we can answer any questions you may have. 

In Christ, 

Bogdan and Anna Turturica

St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool WEST Conference Sponsorship Coordinators 

bturturica@gmail.com OR freudenbergb@hotmail.com