Who We Are

Home education fulfills its highest calling when parents educate
their own children
according to Christ-centered, Biblical principles

Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MÂCHÉ) is a statewide organization for parents who have chosen to home educate. MÂCHÉ serves Minnesota home educators year round, endeavoring to provide them with information and to act as an effective vehicle to facilitate and safeguard the Christian home education opportunity in Minnesota.

MÂCHÉ was formed in 1983 to encourage Christian families in accord with Biblical principles. It is MÂCHÉ's desire to assist parents in passing on to their children a Godly heritage instilled through Judeo-Christian principles and to "bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4b NASB).

MÂCHÉ is a Minnesota non-profit corporation recognized as tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.

Roger and Meryl Schurke with Mike Farris
Roger and Meryl Schurke with Mike Farris

Share our MÂCHÉ ad with your friends and family, post on your church's bulletin board, or display in your local library. Help us spread the word about home education in Minnesota and how MÂCHÉ is here to help.


If you would like to know more about the history of home education in Minnesota, you might want to purchase the book The Voices of the Pioneers: Homeschooling in Minnesota, written by homeschoolers Given Hoffman and Eileen Hoffman. The book is a "collection of first-hand stories of more than a dozen homeschool pioneers."

"Sit down with a hot beverage and enjoy this conversational-style history of those who ventured to do what was considered less than legal and more than a little bit crazy. Learn why parents removed their children from public schools to educate them at home and how these pioneers fought for that right before local courts, district courts, the Minnesota supreme Court, and in hearing before both the Minnesota House and Senate. Witness the birth of MÂCHÉ and its thirty years of growth and influence."