Joe & Pat Martelle
Region 7 Representatives
We have been homeschooling since the late 1990’s when the Lord impressed on our hearts Deuteronomy 6:4-7 which convicted us to bring our (then) youngest two home from Christian school. We were convinced that we were to disciple our children and couldn’t do that if they were away in school for 7 hours a day. Since then, we were blessed with two more children, the Lord giving us 5 in all!
We are passionate about preserving our homeschool freedoms and educating new homeschool families about how those freedoms were won and how easily they can be lost. Additionally, we love to encourage parents to keep their focus on two things in homeschooling: first and foremost, remembering that whatever God calls you to do, He will equip you for it. Secondly, we do what we do with our children to raise up warriors for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Region 7 Support Groups
Metro Detroit Homeschool groups including Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties.
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ACE Speech and Debate (P*, I)
Mark and Michelle Knudsen
Coverage: Wayne County
Chesterfield Christian Homeschoolers Support Group (P*, C)
Coverage: Macomb County
NorthRidge Church Homeschool Connection (C)
Coverage: Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, & Washtenaw Counties
Renaissance Homeschool Group
Coverage: Farmington Hills
Restoring Education And Cherishing Home (REACH)
Coverage: Oakland County
(P*) Denotes a group that allows families in a Government Partnership to be members but does not accept Partnership funding
(P) Denotes a group that allows families in a Government Partnership to be members (accepts partnership funding).
(U) Denotes “Unknown” regarding allowing Government Partnership members.
(N) Denotes that this group only allows private home educators, no Government Partnership members.
(C) Denotes a Christian group that requires agreement to a statement of faith for membership.
(I) Denotes an inclusive group that allows people of all (or no) religious beliefs.