"I hope that our ties in the gospel will encourage us to befriend 
one another and give support where needed."

Theresa Handy, LDS-OHEA Co-founder

Our History:
During their 1998-1999 home school year, while seeking support in their home schooling efforts, David and Theresa Handy crossed paths with Utah-based LDS-HEA founder, Joyce Kinmont, who suggested they form an LDS Home
school association in Oregon. 

The LDS-OHEA was born!

Over the years, they arranged Annual Conferences, sent newsletters and encouraged the home schooling families who joined to share activities with one another. 

In 2003,
the Handy family moved out of state and the LDS-OHEA was handed to Becky McNeil, Interim President and 2003 Conference Chair. In the 2003-2004 year it was passed on to Ann Agent, current President. We continue to follow the vision and mission of the LDS-OHEA.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to provide encouragement, coaching and a support network of members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who home school now, or who may home school in the future.

Through our growing network, we will establish connections with like-minded home school resources, making the best tools and information available to those who wish to provide a truly outstanding educational experience for their children.

We will engage in appropriate outreach activities within the community, to promote the cause of home schooling in general, and to share our joy in the gospel with all who desire to learn more about the Mormon lifestyle.