Southwest Home Education Ministry

Other Interests and Opportunities

Field Trips


Field Trips Online

Southwest Missouri
Pamela Cooper – 417-595-7153 – Facebook Email

FIELD TRIPS!!! is a non-profit organization for home education families providing a one-stop service between the homeschool & business communities in southwest Missouri through both small & large group interactive FIELD TRIPS!!! There are no membership fees required to join FIELD TRIPS!!! Additional information and policies can be found on the website.

Living Waters Ranch

Joyce Brown – 417-859-0258 – Email

LWR has a leadership course, zip line, giant slide, fishing, shooting benches, and more to offer for day trips, overnights, or weekends.

Interest Groups


American Heritage Girls

Kathryn Mainka – 417-766-8156 – Email

Teen Politics


Missouri Teen Pact

National Office – 888-343-1776 – Email
Laurel Morton, MO Coordinator – 816-510-2628 – Email
Karen Collins, MO Co-Coordinator – Email

Speech and Debate


Lighthouse Speech and Debate

Kimberly Gray – Email

Lighthouse Speech & Debate Club meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30AM-11:30AM at Evergreen Church from September until April.  Lighthouse is a participating member of STOA, a national speech & debate organization, and hosts a local tournament each February.  We offer platform, interpretive, and limited-prep speech events as well as Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy, and Parliamentary Debate for students age 12-18.

Transform Debate Club

Noah Gray – Email

Transform debate club is offering Lincoln Douglas and Team Policy debate.  Transform meets Saturdays from 12-2 beginning September 20, 2014.  It is led by Noah Gray, a homeschool graduate, and veteran debater.  Noah is also available for private debate coaching.  The club will compete with STOA homeschool debate league (  Cost is $150 for the year.



Gayle Pollock – 417-343-8281

I am a Certified teacher and have had experience in teaching and tutoring Reading, English, Science, and Math.  I have just finished homeschooling all four of my children throughout their entire education.  Call me for more information.