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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 20 years and have three children, Evan, a college freshman, Stacey, a 10th grader, and Julia, a 9th grader. While Jenny homeschools 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

Chris and Ashley live in New Orleans and have four sons and one daughter.  They have homeschooled their kids for nine years, and their family enjoys anything related to health, fitness, sports, and outdoors. Chris operates and manages a family dry cleaning and laundry service business, and has a degree from Tulane University in Economics and Finance (1989).   Before Ashley came home to educate her children, she worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Tulane School of Public Health, an Epidemiologist for the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and the Director of Wellness Programs for Tulane University.   Originally from Mobile, Alabama, she graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Exercise Physiology in 1999, and completed her doctorate degree from Tulane in 2006.  They attend Lakeview Christian Center and are actively serving in the children's ministry and they have a passion to help parents prioritize the discipleship of their children.