Photo by Christina Stainbrook

Welcome! We are so excited that you are here to learn more about Homeschool Northland 2023. Come join us April 28-29 for a conference meant to equip and encourage! Please note that the Schedule, Sessions, and Registration pages will remain offline until after the New Year. Merry Christmas!

Keynote: Heidi St. John

As a popular author and speaker, Heidi St. John has been speaking on marriage, family and cultural issues for over 15 years. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to boldly become who God has created them to be will challenge encourage you. Heidi has been married to her college sweetheart since 1989, and their family now includes seven children and three grandchildren!  Jay and Heidi reside just outside of beautiful Vancouver, Washington, where they have homeschooled some of their kids all the way through high school and are still finishing up with a few at home. Heidi is the author of seven books.  Her most recent book, Bible Promises for Moms is the latest in the MomStrong collection. She has also recently released Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith and Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That’s In You For Your Family and Your Faith, which focuses on helping mothers build a solid biblical foundation for their families.  Join Heidi at MomStrong International, an online ministry where thousands of women come together for weekly Bible Studies, Scripture Writing, online and in real life fellowship.

Nancy Bjorkman

After years of being a homeschool skeptic, Nancy began homeschooling her four children in 1992. Now, after over 30 years, she has become known as the Homeschool Mom Whisperer for many and a champion of the cause. She has spoken at homeschool conferences in over 10 states where she is known for her enthusiasm, energy, and encouragement. She finds joy in empowering parents to join the journey of homeschooling. Though she stays busy as a bookstore owner, mentor, and speaker, her favorite times are spent with her growing family (grandkids – yeah!). She and her husband own HEPPNER’S LEGACY, a homeschool store in Elk River, MN, where they delight in ministering to the unique needs of families year-round, and where parents say, “Come for the books. Stay for the Therapy.™”


Kristin Lackie

Kristin Lackie is a homeschool parent and educator. She and her husband live
in Minnesota and are currently homeschooling their four children who span the
middle and high school years. With an in-the-trenches perspective, Kristin brings
humor and reality to what can sometimes feel like a daunting task –
homeschooling all the way to graduation day. Committed to saving both money
and time, Kristin presents practical but often overlooked strategies to graduate
college debt-free through credit-by-exam options and dual enrollment utilizing
every available opportunity to maximize the middle and high school experience
while casting a vision for college and beyond. By helping families evaluate
academic goals and career direction, Kristin is committed to educating and
equipping both students and families to build a strong spiritual and scholastic foundation from which students
can launch positioned to act on the Lord’s call. You can find more information at CreditsBeforeCollege.com.

Jamie Erickson

Jamie Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Public Speaking/Oral Interpretation from Pensacola Christian College. After teaching for several years in both the early childhood and elementary levels, she, along with her formerly homeschooled husband, Dain, brought the learning home in 2006. When she’s not curating memories, hoarding vintage books, or playing ringmaster to a circus of her own making, Jamie can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom Podcast, through her blog The Unlikely Homeschool, at national conferences, and in her book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence.  theunlikelyhomeschool.com

More to Come!

Keep your eyes on our homepage as we continue to announce HN’23 Speakers and Exhibitors!


Pre-Conference Track Location:
3601 W Arrowhead Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811

Conference Location:
4880 Maple Grove Rd.
Hermantown, MN 55811

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact us at info@homeschoolnorthland.com