Family economies are extremely important when it comes to building a Here are some examples of real families across the country who are living out the apprenticeship, mentorship and entrepreneurship vision.” We’ve listed their contact information and encourage you to connect and do business with them!
At the age of seven, Corey Cheney started working alongside his dad at their hot dog stand in downtown Denver, taking on greater responsibility as the business grew. Since then, he has worked in a variety of family businesses. He owns and manages a video production company based in Colorado, Provident Media Group. In 2019, he and his dad purchased a tech company, Laptop Repair Denver. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rory and Becca Groves
The Groves established their home-based farm business, The Grovestead, in 2012. They moved their family from the city to the country in the hopes of learning homesteading and traditional skills. That’s why they call it A Learning Farm. The Groves feel called to share what they are learning about traditional skills, caring for God’s creation, and stewarding the land. They do this through on-site workshops, summer day camps, farm tours, internships, a print newsletter, and by sharing up-to-date stories on their farm blog. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Veteran homeschooler of 27 years and mom to 11, Shari McMinn lives out her life based on the Proverbs 31 woman. Upon becoming a widow quite unexpectedly, she remained on the path her husband had set for their family and home-based businesses. Now a published author of self-help, non-fiction genre books, she is also a public speaker on topics ranging from adoption to working widowhood. Shari continues to homeschool her three youngest who are high school teens, love and guide her adult children, and inspire others with her practical application of Biblical principles for today’s families. You can get in touch with her at Shari.McMinn@Yahoo.com.
Don and Trish Nelson
Don and Trish live in Buena Vista, Colorado. They have been married for 21 years and have two boys. Caleb is 19 and Josiah is 12. Don is a real estate investor. Trish assists him in the business and also homeschools their sons. Don enjoys fishing, hiking, and reading. Trish also enjoys hiking and reading, along with photography. Their companies include The Nelson Group, which is the primary real estate business for the family and has been involved in all facets of residential real estate since 2005. DVXN, LLC was founded late in 2018 for the purpose of building a residential rental portfolio in multiple markets. Neither of these companies have websites, as the businesses are privately held with no sales aspect per se. Contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many years, Kevin Morgan wanted more out of life than just working for someone else. His father had his own electrical business while Kevin was growing up in Pennsylvania, and Kevin’s desire was to take over that business when his dad could no longer run it. When his dad died unexpectedly in 2001, and Kevin’s mom had to sell the business to provide her living expenses, that door closed. He attempted to start his own computer repair business, but found it wasn’t bringing in enough income to pay the bills on its own. Through one of the part-time jobs he was working at the time, Kevin found out about the opportunity to purchase All Bright Blinds in the spring of 2014. One of the reasons Kevin and his wife wanted to take on a family business was to have the opportunity to involve their children in the work. As a family working together in their own business, they have learned to respond in humility if something goes wrong, and to bless others with their words and actions. The Morgan family now has the opportunity to impact more people with God’s love than they did before owning the business. They can be contacted at email@example.com.
From the central American nation namesake to the southeastern United States, God orchestrated not only a working relationship based on mutual respect and interests, but a marriage, a business, and a growing family thriving in a God-serving lifestyle. From coffee to culture, the Ramazzini family is changing their corner of the world one person, one family, one ethnic group at a time. Hard work, creativity, and the Lord’s leading has built their enterprise from one small coffee roaster to a large warehouse filled with local family enterprises revitalizing an entire community. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad Roach is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies across various industries including insurance, credit card processing and merchant services, non-profit development, financial services, commercial real estate development, Living Water Car Washes, and precious metals. Chad serves as the Development Director for Generations.org, and he and his wife Becky homeschool their four children outside the Denver area. Contact him at email@example.com.
This family has a dream of redeeming the arts for Christ. After years of homeschooling, they have launched a company which produces not only original faith-based fiction, but records audio versions with theatrical troupe narration. Mentorship opportunities include fiction writing and audio production. With a background of coaching successful speech and debate teams, Kenny Sargent is a public speaker who encourages families to live their artistic dreams with endeavors for Christ’s Kingdom. Their contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian is owner and art director of Serff Creative Group, Inc., a design firm located in Aurora, Colorado. With over 20 years experience in the design industry, Ian focuses his energy on creative design solutions for his clients, including print, web, interactive media, and strategic branding and creative design implementation. Ian draws from his experiences as an entrepreneur, husband, father of a large growing family, and a believer in Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed to homeschool their seven children and run his design firm out of their home. Contact him at Ian@SerffCreative.com.
Steven Vaughan has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 34 years. They have six children ranging in age from 29 to 14. Steven has owned and operated two S Corporations, including a nursing business for 20 years. He has also helped several of his nurses, as well as others, set up successful small businesses. Steven coaches a speech and debate club in the Aurora area and is the chairman of the National Policy Debate committee. He is a musician, a coffee roaster, wine maker, and is on the Board of CHEC. His email is email@example.com.