Jeffrey Lewis and his wife, Melissa live in Sycamore, Illinois with their five children. In 1993 the Lord introduced them to homeschooling through some Godly friends. The encouragement they received showed them the need to shepherd their children's hearts "from the beginning". Together they have a personal background that touches on nearly every aspect of traditional school environments.
They were both raised in the Illinois public schools and attended Northern Illinois University. After a short career in the business world, Jeff returned to the University to attend law school and now earns his living as an attorney. Melissa obtained an education degree and a license from the State of Illinois to teach. She spent fours years teaching part time in a daycare learning center.
Jeff and Melissa believe the family should reflect the Biblical model of discipleship from one generation of believers to another. Jeff and Melissa serve on the leadership team of a local support group, known as Home Educators Applying Righteous Teaching "HEART". Their involvement in HEART and in family ministries through their own church has given the Lewis family many opportunities to grow in their faith and to see God's hand turning the hearts of parents toward their children year after year. In 2006, Jeff and Melissa joined the Board of Directors of Illinois Christian Home Educators "ICHE".