The Christian Heritage board is motivated by a sincere love of God and His Church and a humble desire to aid in His work by serving and ministering to the home educators of Washington State. Several of these families have spent time in the trenches fighting for the freedom to home educate. They have all spent years persevering in the homeschooling venture and have tasted its wonderful fruits.
Neil & Mary Craig, President
In 1982, Neil and Mary Craig began homeschooling their five children and discipled them into their adulthood. Neil and Mary are reaping the benefits of homeschooling as each of their children loves the Lord and is serving Him. They have eighteen grandchildren. Neil served for ten years at Back to the Bible Broadcast as their arranger/accompanist and Director of Music, after which the Craig family worked with Russian orphans for seven years, living in Moscow, Russia and Indianapolis, Indiana. Music continues to be an important part of their lives and ministry. The Craigs currently reside in Spokane, Washington.
Tim & Ruth Roth, Secretary
Tim Roth and his wife, Ruth, began their homeschooling journey in 1987 and are the grateful parents of seven sons and two daughters, ranging from high school age to married adults. They are also enjoying the addition of several grandchildren to their family. Tim has served as a pastor since 1974 and currently pastors South Kitsap Alliance Church in Port Orchard, WA. He enjoys filling the roles of father, teacher, pastor, and volunteer chaplain for the local Fire Department. The Roth family actively ministers together to people in their church, in their community, and in the homeschooling community across the state.
Luke & Lisa Peterson, Treasurer | Executive Director
Luke and Lisa both come from families who made the decision in the 80’s to homeschool their children and because of that they were both homeschooled through high school graduation. The two of them were childhood friends and have been married now for fourteen years. God has blessed them with eight beautiful children who are all being discipled and educated at home. They have a desire for their home and family to honor God, be obedient to His word and to encourage and equip others to do the same. The Peterson family has been involved with Christian Heritage for the past eight years and has been greatly blessed by the ministry. Luke was a project manager for a construction company for twenty years and is now working full time as Executive Director for CH. He is currently serving as a deacon at Rosedale Reformed Bible Church in Gig Harbor, WA. Both Luke and Lisa are involved in their local church and homeschool community.
Tim & Gina Booy
Tim and Gina Booy delight in raising, discipling and home educating their 4 children who range in age from elementary school to young adults. As a family, they purpose to live by their life verse, Psalms 34:3 “O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!” With that, they have enjoyed opportunities to serve Christian Heritage through the years by volunteering in various capacities. Since 2014 they have led registration services for all CH events as well as serving on the Christian Heritage board. Tim has been co-preaching at Grace Bible Church in Olympia since 2014, and he works at Braun NW as the Manufacturing Manager, overseeing 100 employees who build emergency vehicles. Gina is Neil’s assistant, helping manage the many tasks needed to run the Christian Heritage ministry of equipping parents to Biblically disciple and educate their children.
Jason & Masha Edwards
Jason and Masha met in Moscow, Russia while serving together in a homeschool based ministry. After returning to Washington and starting a family, their homeschooling journey began, but it was not until their first Christian Heritage conference that they caught the vision of family discipleship. By God’s grace this changed not only how and to what end they educated their children, but most importantly their understanding and trust in God’s sovereignty over every aspect of life and family. They have been blessed with 8 children ranging in age from 1-19 years old. Masha keeps the house humming with her many helpers and loves to find time to encourage other moms. Jason works as a software Product Manager and also serves as a deacon at Rosedale Reformed Bible Church in Gig Harbor. It is their heart’s desire to see their children grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord and are excited to be part of an organization that shares in this purpose.