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 - John & Becky Ponthieux treasurer@chefofla.org

John and Becky have been married 17 years and have a 16 year old daughter and a 12 year old son.  They have been homeschooling for 7 years and are members of CHA in Monroe where they served as Vice Presidents of their local board for 3 years.  They currently serve on the CHA athletic board and Becky is assistant coach for the girls' basketball teams.  John is the owner of A+ Professional Painting and Remodeling and Becky enjoys the blessings of staying home with kids.  She and the kids have been involved in the Monroe coop for 6 years. They have been members of Family Church in West Monroe for 17 years where they've served as children's small group teachers for 4-5 years and young adult leaders for 3 years.  They currently serve as small group leaders, ushers and greeters, connectors, and in the children's ministry. They consider it an honor and a privilege to serve on the CHEF Board and help others come to know the joy and blessings of homeschooling!


Past President - Mike & Martha Flowers pastpresident@cheofla.org
Mike and Martha have eight children, 6 boys and 2 girls.  They have been homeschooling since 1991, and have graduated three of their children.  Doing the math, Lord willing they will be homeschooling until they are 62.  They have been in leadership since 1993 and love serving others that have been called to homeschool.