Apologia is a family-owned corporation, with Davis and Rachael Carman serving as the stewards since 2008. The Carman family lives just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, where they’ve enjoyed the homeschooling adventure of a lifetime with their seven children since 1996. As you can imagine, some days are marked by roller-coaster twists and turns, while others seem more like a welcome lazy river ride.
As of January 2016, three children have graduated from their home school. Their oldest son is a graduate of The King’s College and married with a newborn. Their next son is a senior at Savannah College of Art and Design. Their oldest daughter is a student at The King’s College. The remaining four children are currently at home, preparing to leave to nest. A Short Biography of Rachael
Rachael Carman had it going on—or so she thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And she encourages you to do the same!
In her books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You
? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids
, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will to their heavenly Father and draw closer to Him. She invites everyone to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. Her honesty will surprise you, and her humor will put you at ease. You can find her many helpful articles and videos at http://www.RachaelCarman.com
Rachael is also a sought-after speaker. She has spoken across the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Rachael loves laughing with her family, playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. A Short Biography of Davis
Davis Carman got started on this homeschool adventure with a providential two-by-four on the side of his head. Nineteen years and three graduates later, he hopes to share some of the lessons he’s learned along the way to help other families enjoy the most successful, satisfying, and Christ-centered home school possible.
His mission is to help homeschooling families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. This is accomplished in part through his work as president of Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of creation-based science and Bible curriculum.
Davis is especially passionate about his family. He married Rachael in 1986, and God blessed them with seven children. He isn’t a perfect husband or father, but he loves being with his wife throughout the day (by working out of a home office) and immediately available to handle disciplinary matters or to experience an extraordinary Deuteronomy 6 moment in the course of an ordinary day.
He is an international speaker and advocate for home education, having served twelve years on the board of North Carolinians for Home Education
as well as being the North Carolina Ambassador for the Home School Foundation
. He is also a founding board member of Homeschool Now USA
Davis is also the author of three illustrated children’s books designed to instill a biblical worldview. Good Morning, God
is based on Deuteronomy 6, and A Light for My Path
is an ABC book based on Psalm 119. His latest, In the Beginning
, is based on the creation account in Genesis. Davis blogs at HomeschoolCastles.com
He believes that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now! Staff
The Apologia family is a close-knit group of approximately forty employees and contractors residing in eight states across the country. Our office is maintained in Anderson, Indiana, where our customer service representatives are located. Most of the team works remotely from their homes. Authors
Apologia has publishing agreements with many of the best Christian homeschooling authors on the market today. Speakers
Apologia speakers appear at homeschool conferences where they present workshops on how to use Apologia products and curriculum for science, Bible, worldview, and other subjects. Apologia is unique among homeschool companies in that we have a team of conference speakers qualified to give keynote addresses and featured presentations domestically and internationally.
to learn more about our presenters, the workshops they offer, and listen to samples of their talks. Teachers
Apologia Online Academy offers online classes for grades 7–12 and adults in science, worldview, apologetics, and Bible. Learn more about our world-class instructors at ApologiaOnlineAcademy.com