About Us

The Northwest Catholic Family Education Conference is a registered 501(c)3 corporation. It was founded in 1994 for the purpose of providing education, encouragement, and support to Catholic homeschooling families and those families who are considering homeschooling. The first Northwest Catholic Family Education Conference was held at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien in the spring of 1994.  Fr. John Hardon, Fr. Joseph Fessio, and Leonardo de Filippis were keynote presenters.  The Seattle Police Athletic Pavilion hosted most of our subsequent conferences.

Photos from previous Catholic Homeschool Conference can be seen here.


Conference Board and Advisors

 

Maureen and Alan Arpin are home educating parents of nine and grandparents of the famous Not so jumbo Jack.  The Arpins live in Kirkland Washington. Alan and Maureen are catechists; Alan is a cantor at his Seattle Parish and a BSA Scoutmaster of Chief Seattle Troop 1946.  Maureen is an American Heritage Girls leader and a professional florist for weddings, churches and conferences and gala banquets.  Maureen usuallycaters the delicious meals served at the conference.

 

Sean DoyleSean P. Doyle hails from Edmonds Washington. Sean has journeyed his way from the Protestanism of his youth, through Traditional Latin to Eastern Catholicism. Sean serves his five sons, loves beautiful liturgy, music, history and follows www.thinkinghousewife.com.  He can also be found on Facebook. Sean sits on the Board of Directors for NWCFEC.

 

 

 

Katherine EamesKatherine Eames, MBA, CMB and John Eames, MBA, CPA have served the Northwest Catholic Family Education Conference since 1994. Katherine and John are the parents of seven, having home educated the two youngest.  The Eames' home education has benefited from many influences: notably,  Maria Montessori, Father John Hardon, the Eastern Catholic Church, Billings LIFE Leaders in Fertility Education, 40 Days for LifeSea Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America and Musica Sacra. Katherine sits on the Board of Directors for NWCFEC

 

 

 

 


Julia FogassyJulia Fogassy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She and her husband Karl have been blessed with nine children.  Julia owns Our Father's House which is dedicated to providing families with educational materials.  She has been a home educator for more than twenty-five years and served as the chairman for the Archdiocesan Committee on Scouting from 2006 - 2012.  Julia was one of the founding members of the Northwest Catholic Family Education Conference. She is an expert in homeschool conference organization, and serves as our consultant and co-treasurer. Julia sits on the Board of Directors for NWCFEC.

 

 

 

 

Laura KeeganLaura Keegan lives in Snohomish with her beloved husband, Joe, and their five children.  She is grateful for the freedom to homeschool her children and for the homeschool community who has taught her so much.  Prior to having children, Laura and Joe spent their free time photographing God's great beauty in the wilderness.  Once their first child was born, they turned their cameras to their new favorite subject - now they enjoy photographing God's great beauty in their children and other people. For the past few years, Laura has quietly walked around taking pictures at the NW Catholic Family Education Conference. Conference phtos posted on this site were taken by Laura.

 

 

 

Bonnie and Albert LandryAlbert and Bonnie Landry live in the tiny hamlet of Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island, B.C. and have homeschooled their brood since 1991. Their collective family interests range from ballroom dancing, historical fiction, Catholic apologetics, swordplay, writing, speech arts, music, scrabble, cookery and socializing to road hockey and attending homeschooling conferences.
The Landrys are involved in a new ministry for married couples in their diocese of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Bonnie and Albert are Advisors to the NWCFEC Board.

 

 

 

Catherine Sauvage, R.N. and Lester Sauvage M.D., home educators of two beautiful daughters. The Sauvages are members of Seattle's Byzantine St. John Chrysostom Parish; Catherine is a retired oncology nurse, Lester is a practicing geriatric internist. Lester is a member of the Catholic Medical Association and the men's pick up basketball group at Mercer Island's Saint Monica Parish. Catherine promotes Nourishing Traditions as natural means for enhancing health and fertility and appreciates the icons of the east and the sacred music of the west. Catherine and Lester are Advisors to the Board.

 

 

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