2024 Confessional Lutheran Homeschool League Conference

May 11,2024


Vocations of the Homeschool Family

The day will include:
Matins & Suffrages
2 Presentations by our Keynote
Rev. James Preus 
Homeschool 101 presented by:
Homeschool Iowa Representative
Lunch & Snacks
Limited Childcare (10 and under)
An Exhibitor Hall
Coffee, Confections & Connections

keynote 1

The Holy Spirit Has Called Me by the Gospel
  • Every Christian, whether husband, wife, father, mother, son, or daughter has the same vocation, to believe the Gospel and to walk in a manner worthy of that call (Ephesians 4:1). What is the call to be a Christian? What must everyone, regardless of station in life, keep in mind?
  • We will learn how to do salutary and sustainable daily family devotions in service to this call.

Presented by:

The Confessional Lutheran Homeschool League is dedicated to supporting current homeschoolers, equipping future homeschoolers and encouraging those considering homeschooling from a confessional Lutheran perspective.

Rev. James Preus

Pastor James Preus, son of a Lutheran pastor, grew up going both to Lutheran parochial school and public
school in Wisconsin and Minnesota, respectively. He graduated with a BA from the University of Minnesota in Morris in 2010 and with a MDiv from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2015. He and his wife, Theresa, have five children ages two through ten. They homeschool their children with a focus on Lutheran classical education. Pastor Preus has been pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA since 2015.


Coffee, Confections, & Connections

This is a time to mix and mingle, ask questions, connect with other home educators and visit with our exhibitors.  Enjoy a hot coffee while getting to know our Homeschool League members. Sample chocolates while making connections with fellow home educators and exhibitors.  Ask questions of our exhibitors and vendors.  
MAY 11, 2024
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1100 Market St, Carlisle, Iowa
Contact our Conference Coordinator
Ceci Johnson
Limited Childcare Provided
Lunch and Snacks Provided

keynote 2

Consider Your Place in Life… 
Are You a Father, Mother, Son, Daughter, Husband, Wife, or Worker?
  • Having first learned the common call of all Christians, regardless of station in life, we will then learn how each station in the Christian homeschool family serves this primal call to be a Christian.

Held At:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, LCMS
Holy Cross is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in the Iowa West District. We invite you to join us for Christ-centered Divine Service of God's Word and Sacrament, using the historic liturgy of the Christian faith.

Pastor of
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Rev. Kevin Johnson Mdiv

Rev. Kevin Johnson was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa where he met his wife Ceci in German class.  After serving in the United States Marine Corps and graduating with a degree in architecture from Iowa State University, he attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis until being called to be pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Carlisle, Iowa in 2004.  Along with Ceci, Pastor Johnson has been blessed to be able to use his experiences as a veteran, architect and pastor to teach his own children, as well as other youth in the congregation’s homeschool co-op.  Both Pastor Johnson and Ceci are overjoyed to say that homeschooling was a blessing to their family and their two daughters have grown into exceptional young Christian women.


coffee, confections, and connections

Come visit with us during the Coffee, Confections, and Connections time.   Learn how we balance our vocation as educators with our other God given vocations.  Ask questions, connect with fellow home educators, browse through the resources and enjoy some sweet treats and coffee.



 Exhibitors are currently confirming attendance so this section will be updated.
 Click on the yellow Exhibitor Title for more information.
In Person Exhibitors
Wittenburg Academy
Homeschool Iowa
Concordia Catechetical Academy
David’s Harp 
LIRA - Lutheran Institute of Regenerative Agriculture
Resources Only
Lutheran Classical College



We are communicating with a variety of organizations who will be sending sample resources or representatives to the conference.  Check back for updates.
Resources Only
Ad Crucem
Homeschool Science Education
Classical Consulting – Timely. Lutheran. Classical.
Representative on Site:

This is a family friendly event.
Spouses and children are encouraged to attend.
We will be offering limited childcare for Infants - 10 year olds.
No Childcare for church services
Families will be responsible for bathroom visits and diaper changes.
Be sure to indicate childcare needs on your registration form.
Please provide cell phone information to improve communication for childcare staff.

Childcare is nearly full -
Please register soon if Childcare is needed.

this conference is supported by your generous donations

The Confessional Lutheran Homeschool League families not only plan, prepare, and organize this conference, but also provide all funding related to this event. We appreciate your support and will accept freewill donations throughout the conference.  

things to do while in town

Follow the underlined links for details
History Museum Many floors of interactive history!
Balloon Museum Hot Air Balloon museum (kids free)
Art Center Lovely art gallery with outdoor art too
State Capitol Visit the beautiful capitol of Iowa
Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge
Papa John’s Sculpture Park Outdoor sculpture garden
Hall of Laurates 

$10 and under
Salisbury House Amazing historical mansion
Jordan House   (must call in advance)

Science Center
Blank Park Zoo
Living History Farms
Botanical Garden Indoor garden filled with unique plants
So Much More:
Field Trip Iowa links to field trip opportunities statewide