Family Leadership Councils – Christopher & Melanie Ballard
Family Leadership Councils
Boost the strength of your homeschool, family, and marriage with this simple yet powerful tool–Family Leadership Councils. We will talk about how, when and why to hold councils as a husband and wife and why these councils are the best homeschooling tool you can ever have!
Chris and Melanie are a joy to work with. They came into the studio a little hesitant but their questions were answered and they were immediately at ease. They were very well prepared.
They asked Thom and I to participate in a role play to set up their presentation – it was great and a little uncomfortable because I’m not an actor and didn’t know the script, but we had a good time. Their message was a great one for all families. We learned about Family Leadership Counsels, what they are, how to have them and how to over come some of the problems that may arise.
Their interview, where I asked them personal questions, was one of my favorites. They answered the questions beautifully, but I was so impressed with how they lead their family, their yearly traditions and I especially loved how they kept a record of their traditions. Check it out!
Chris and Melanie have seven children ranging from 17 to three years old. They have homeschooled their children since the beginning of their education, giving them 14+ years of experience. They are founders of: Moms’ Retreat, Dads’ Retreat, Gathering Home Foundation, and the Homeschool Family Network. They also serve as a lead couple for Marriage Enrichment. Melanie is a personal mentor for homeschooling mothers. She also lectures in church and educational settings, including speaking at the World Congress of Families IX. She was voted by her peers “2015 Influential Homeschool Leader.” She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from BYU and a master’s degree in education from George Wythe University. Christopher is an attorney for the Utah Attorney General’s office in the Criminal Appeals division. Christopher graduated from BYU in political science and then BYU Law School. Together Chris and Melanie have a mission to protect and strengthen families–especially homeschooling families and this powerful mission gives them great joy!
You can see more of what they do at:
- Moms’ Retreat: momsretreat.org
- Dads’ Retreat: dadsretreat.org
- Homeschool Tribe: http://tribalry.com/join/homeschool-tribe