Wanda and her husband John started their homeschool journey in 1986. A visionary leader, she served on the ICHE board by her husband's side for twenty years. Wanda was instrumental in developing ICHE’s Midwinter Renewal, Pre-Convention Leadership Conference and the Oasis. As one of the pioneering families in Illinois, Wanda has observed the changing landscape in the homeschooling community. However, Wanda’s passion remains the same: to use her gifts to encourage and empower families. She has authored several books including A Holy Influence, My Selah Moment, and Telling the Whole Story, African Americans in History. John and Wanda reside in northern Illinois and have six children and two precious grandchildren.