The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of home schooling parents who help set WISDOM’s direction and policy. They meet twice a year for an in-camera meeting, and twice a year along with the Facilitators, Office Staff, and Board of Directors.

They also:

  • Make themselves available for contact by our WISDOM families (see the "Read More" section of each bio for contact information)
  • Welcome brand new families
  • Gather and/or write articles for the WISDOM website and magazine
  • Take political action on behalf of homeschoolers
  • Encourage families to get involved in home education politics
  • Keep you informed of current issues concerning home schooling (watch for inserts with the WISDOM Magazine)

They welcome your communication. You may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reach the Chairman, or get specific contact information below.

Read more for the full PAC job description.

We live on a farm near Fairview and we have 5 children, ages 14 and under:  Joel, Rachel, Nicole, Monica and Luke.

We appreciate WISDOM’s position on traditional home schooling, their emphasis on character development and the social and academic activities that they make available to the WISDOM Families.

Our family lives on a farm in the La Crete area of Northern Alberta. The Lord has blessed us with eight children and we are so thankful that, by His grace, we are able to educate them at home. We are in our eighth year of home schooling and all have been with WISDOM. We appreciate WISDOM's conviction of traditional home schooling and commend them for not wavering in that conviction.

Gary and Patricia Bergen's bio will be coming soon.

We live on 10 acres just outside of High Level (no, not High River, not High Prairie, but keep going north, stopping 2 hours short of the NWT border).  God has blessed us with 6 children - 5 sons (20,18,15,2&1) and a daughter (13).  We actually started out with our oldest two in the local Christian school and then God called us to home school our kids and we haven't looked back.  

Charlene lives in Fort McMurray with her daughter Suzanne. Her older children have grown and gone on, some married.

We first considered homeschooling our children when our oldest child was just a toddler. By the time kindergarten (and the yellow school bus) approached, we had surrendered to God’s leading by choosing to educate our children at home instead of in a school setting.

This journey that began with some trepidation soon evolved into a new lifestyle filled with fun, frustration, adventure…and a whole lot of fantastic books! Several bookshelves later, we find ourselves on the downhill slope of our homeschooling experience with our five children, with 20 years behind us and less than 6 years ahead of us.

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened, and maintained.   --Winston Churchill, 1954

Scott & Tracey are blessed with 4 children (born from 2001-2006, 2 girls and 2 boys).  Convinced that parents are the child’s foremost guide and shepherd, they have educated their children at home from the start.  They consider homeschooling the finest way to ensure their children mature and fulfill all that God created them to be.  God has designed each child with strengths and talents best nurtured within a safe, loving home.

We have been married for almost 25 years and the Lord has blessed us with our family. We live in St. Albert with our 4 children.  They are a son (20) and 3 daughters 17, 14, and 11. We have been home schooling for about 12 years and all those years were with WISDOM.  One reason we chose to home school was to become closer as a family. We enjoy camping, especially in B.C.  We are active in our church and also our home school support group.  We are thankful to have WISDOM along with us on this journey.

We have four daughters (born 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009) who have all been home educated from the start. We live on an acreage south-east of Edmonton where Richard works in agriculture from a home office and Sandra is a full-time home-educating Mom. 

Home schooling is absolutely worth the effort. The main benefit is that we have so much more TIME together as a family. We wouldn’t trade this privilege for anything in the world.

We live in Vermilion and have loved home educating our children for the past 20 + years. We have 4 daughters (27, 23, 17, 15) and our two oldest daughters have graduated from our home school. We are a mission oriented family and have traveled a bit to other countries. Both of our older daughters have a heart for missions and for social justice (esp. defending children and young women). It has been interesting to see where God is leading them and how home schooling has prepared them for life.

The Harrisons have been homeschooling for 17 years with their 8 children. They have lived in Edson, adventured on the road for a year in a bus, and now reside in Innisfail.

Paul and Julie have 3 daughters (b. 2008, 2010, 2013) in NW Calgary. Paul is an accountant, and Julie runs a music studio (piano & voice) and is working towards a degree in web & graphic development.

Dave and Suzanne Knoch have been married for 21 years.  Now, isn’t that testimony enough to the fruit of home schooling?  They are the thankful parents of Jeremiah, 19, Naomi, 17, Samuel, 15, Selah, 13, Joel, 10, and Isaiah, 7.  They have enjoyed the country life for the past ten years, including  the hard work.