CHEF of Louisiana Board Members 

President - Roger & Jan Smith president@chefofla.org
Roger Smith, M.D. is married to Jan Caldwell Smith and has four adult children who were all homeschooled. Though the Smiths have no children at home, they have sought to remain involved with CHEF to “give back” for all the years they were strengthened by the work of CHEF.  Roger is an internal medicine physician in Wisner, LA where he is involved in River of Life Church and teaches a Sunday School Class for men from a residential drug rehab program. 


Vice President - Lavon & Jessica Welch vicepresident@chefofla.org
Lavon and Jessica Welch currently reside in Covington, LA, where they have lived and raised their family since 1986.  Having four sons and two daughters, they have four homeschool graduates who were homeschooled all the way through.  Of the four, three are also college graduates, one is married, and one is in college at Southeastern.  They have twin sons who are with Jesus.  In addition to being a "Who-Dat", Lavon enjoys watching a good movie and dancing with his Jessica.  Jessica enjoys leading women's Bible studies and never tires of chocolate or being at the beach.  Lavon and Jessica have served on their local homeschool support group, the NHEA, board for several terms over the years.  Both of them especially love having people in their home and sharing the love and good news of Jesus Christ with others.


Secretary - Tim & Jenny Morse secretary@chefofla.org
Tim and Jenny have been married 19 years this summer and have three children, Evan, a high school junior, Stacey, a ninth grader, and Julia, a seventh grader. While Jenny home schools the kids, Tim works at Louisiana Tech as a systems analyst. The Morse family attends The Bridge Community Church in Ruston where Tim has served on the Missions Team and Jenny has sung on the worship team. Tim and Jenny have served on their local CHEF board as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and currently as president and Jenny helped start a supplementary co-op for CHEF home schoolers. They are both humbled and excited to serve CHEF of Louisiana.


Treasurer - Christopher & Ashley Chin treasurer@chefofla.org