Meet the Team.


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Mike & Kim Winter

Mike and Kim have been married for almost 36 years and live in the Lansing area. They are the parents of 10 children, ages 14 to 32, all homeschooled, with 7 graduates and 5 married. They also have the joy of bring grandparents to twelve wonderful grandchildren! They are passionate about casting the vision of home discipleship to families and raising up the next generation of godly leaders. Mike serves as the President of MiCHN, while Kim serves as MiCHN's  Director of Operations. As a couple, they serve on the Board of Directors. 

Israel & Brook Wayne

Israel and Brook are authors and conference speakers who are passionate about defending the Christian faith and promoting a biblical worldview. They are both homeschool graduates and live in Southwest Michigan where they home educate their 11 amazing children. Aiming for both the heart and the head, their goal is to challenge others to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. They firmly believe and teach that God's word applies to all areas of life, including education and home discipleship. Israel serves at the Vice President and primary media contact for MiCHN.

John & Miriam Woods

John and Miriam homeschooled their 3 sons for 18 years and during that time INCH was a great encouragement to their family. While their children graduated years ago, they have continued to serve because they believe that homeschooling is the best way for parents to pass on their Christian faith to their children and they believe that MiCHN is a much-needed resource in equipping parents to do so. They are blessed that their children are walking with the Lord! Miriam serves Michigan homeschoolers as the Treasurer and Finance Director for MiCHN. 


Michael & Stefanie Shafer

Mike & Missie Potter

Mike and Missie began homechooling when their oldest was 5. After attending orientation for a local Christian school, they realized that they didn't want to send their baby away all day! This began their homeschool journey. So far, they have graduated 4 from Potter Academy. They have nine children, 4 biological girls and 5 adopted from foster care.  Missie serves Michigan homschoolers as the Conference Director and Mike serves as the Technology Director for MiCHN.  

Josh & Ginny Yurich

Stephen Kallman

James Muffett

Kelly & Patti Sailor