Our Leadership

This Advisory Team will be responsible for overseeing the SHHS vision, purpose, structure, and operation; mentoring Team Leaders; maintaining overall connection and communication with SHBC; maintaining SHHS documents and forms; selecting and approving leaders of all Serve Teams and Advisory Board vacancies; working with Team Leaders in assessing and updating team offerings to meet changing ministry dynamics when needed.

Pastor Brad Pilkington - Pastor Liaison

Pastor Brad Pilkington has served as the Worship Pastor for Spring Hills Baptist Church since April, 1993. He served as an elder from 1993 - 2010. He, his wife Paula, and their son Jack have enjoyed their homeschooling journey K-8 and are looking forward to high school! Brad counts it a privilege and a joy to help facilitate the Spring Hills Homeschool ministry as the Pastor Liaison. "It is a joy to help homeschool families connect with one another and with resources. It is eternal joy to help them connect with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!" - Pastor Brad

You may connect with Pastor Brad here.

Jennifer Graham

Jennifer has been homeschooling for five years, starting when her oldest was entering Kindergarten. "Homeschooling is a wonderful challenge! I love being there for all the little successes my children have: their first time reading a word, their delight with a science experiment! SHHS has been such a help in this journey with all the resources and opportunities that they offer for homeschoolers, that I am thrilled to have the chance to give back and help other homeschoolers!" You may connect with Jennifer via email here.

Amy Johnson

I learned of and became intrigued with home education in college. I decided then that if God ever gave me the chance to home school I would try it. God granted us the chance when we welcomed our two children into our family in 2004 and 2006. During those early parenting years, homeschooling families kept intersecting our path. We recognized the practicalities of the lifestyle and the depths of family relationships developed.  

We are excited to be beginning our 8th year using classical education and our 6th in a local Classical Conversations community. What a privilege it is to spend my days with these people, my children!  (I need to remember that sentiment in the harder moments, right?) We have extended time to explore many aspects of God's creation and the people in it. Our family's goal is for all of us to become caring, competent, compelling representatives of Christ. 

I have learned so much from the wisdom of SHHS home educators who have blazed a trail for me as a "newer" home educator. The people of SHHS are tremendous encouragers along our way and I am excited to be a part of the movement. You may contact Amy via email here.

Hope Labutis

Hope has been homeschooling for seven years, starting in kindergarten with her oldest child. She started with a public online e-school, later transitioning to traditional, but eclectic, homeschooling as her confidence (and calling) increased and the needs of her children changed. She is a lover of history, coffee, music & the arts, beaches, books, and Jesus. She and her husband, Mark, have been married for 18 years and have two awesome kiddos and a crazy rescue dog.

Hope is passionate about encouraging new homeschool families and believes that her homeschool journey is a process to raise lifelong learners who are mission-minded adults. She acknowledges that she could never “know everything,” but credits any successes to Christ, who gives her daily strength. Hope is thankful for the many homeschool mentors in her path who have helped her thus far in her journey. She is blessed and grateful to serve her homeschool community.  You may contact Hope via email here.

Cheryl Lucas 

Hi everyone! My husband Chris and I are members of Spring Hills Baptist Church and have been homeschooling for the past 6 years. We have 7 children: Hannah, Jack, Caleb, Emily, William, Levi and Violet. Primarily, we use A Beka Digital Academy. Chris is a beekeeper and has a lot of help from the kids!  I used to be a high school math teacher and do some tutoring on the side. Our family loves to go camping, especially in the fall. I serve in the AWANA ministry at Spring Hills and Chris leads a small group for men. I look forward to serving the Lord in this homeschool community.  You may contact Cheryl via email here.

Kim Mathews

Kim has been homeschooling her two children since 2001!  Our family has used a variety of curriculum to include ABEKA, Apologia, Bob Jones, K12 Online, Math U See, College Credit Plus, and a variety of others.  Their family enjoys spending time together and connecting with other homeschool families!  You may connect with Kim via email here.

Teri Houghton

a founding member of the SHHS Ministry, has been homeschooling for 26 years. She would describe her home education approach as eclectic, having used just about every kind of curriculum and style out there, with the exception of on-line schools.  Teri encourages that, “homeschooling is the hardest, most wonderful, most frustrating, most rewarding journey you will ever take with your children.  But, with the help and power of Jesus, YOU CAN DO IT!  You and your children WILL live to tell about it!  And one day…FAR in the future…they will come back and thank you.”  You may contact Teri via email here.

Vicki Rauch  

Our family has homeschooled for 12 years all together.  Our older children were homeschooled for 9 years and our youngest, Sausha, is on her third year to homeschool in 8th grade with ABEKA Academy.   The curriculum we've used is ABEKA, Bob Jones, Saxon Math, Writing Strands. Plus a few others over the years.  Homeschooling is a great privilege in our country and a time to teach our children well.  It's a challenge at times but, a blessing to see them grow and mature in all that God has for their future! I'm happy to serve on the Advisory team to help encourage fellow SHHS families on their journey in Homeschooling!  You may contact Vicki via email here.