Jacob Allred met his wife as BYU folk dance partners while working on his undergraduate in non-profit business. They are the parents of eight children whom they have always homeschooled. He and his wife were inspired to homeschool out of their desire to take a more active role in teaching and influencing their children to have faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel. After graduating from BYU, Jacob earned an MBA with an extra emphasis in leadership at Liberty University. Jacob has lived and worked in the Washington, DC area, Phoenix, and Utah County. He has started three businesses and bought an existing thirteen-year-old business. He has also worked in the non-profit, real estate, and education sectors.
Jacob enjoys a number of volunteer activities. He helped found the BYU Rotary Club known as “BYU Rotaract” and has been a Rotarian in the Leesburg, Virginia Rotary. Jacob has represented HSLDA at homeschool conferences across Utah. He is the Utah Ambassador for HSLDAs Homeschool Foundation (HSF). He is also a motivational speaker across the country on the topic of parents and children finding more time together. Jacob and his family are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served a mission in Spain and then continued serving in ward and stake callings. Jacob enjoys running, family history, and spending time with his family.
The church’s new “home centered, church supported” curriculum is an exciting new development in the restoration of the gospel. In this presentation, Jacob will share practical ideas on how to approach this new opportunity. He will include how homeschool families can share with others the light and experience they have already learned through their homeschool experiences. Topics include presiding in home meetings, not feeling overwhelmed, sharing the gospel from home, engaging wiggly boys, finding joy in teaching, and more.