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About Southwestern Indiana Home Educators

Membership in the Southwestern Indiana Home Educators (SWIHE) is open to all homeschoolers living in Southwestern Indiana as well as the tri-state area.  SWIHE  was organized to serve the area’s homeschool community through

  • promoting the God-given responsibility of parents to “train up [their children] in the way [they] should go.” (Proverbs 22:6)
  • providing encouragement through educational opportunities to current homeschoolers,
  • providing resources  to new homeschoolers,
  • sponsorship of an annual regional convention,
  • ... and more.

We believe parents are their children’s first, best, and most important teachers. It is their God-given responsibility to discern, supervise, and choose appropriate curricula and materials for their children.

SWIHE Steering Committee

The SWIHE Steering Committee consists of up to six Christian couples who volunteer to serve the homeschool community.  The Steering Committee seeks to have distinctly Christian perspective and seeks to be a godly encouragement to all homeschoolers living in southwestern Indiana.

The Steering Committee does not endorse any particular schooling method, product, activity, or curricula.

These couples form the committee:

Name Phone Email
Larry Schmitt - President   president@swihe.org
Kathy Schmitt- President   president@swihe.org
Julie Godsey Treasurer   treasurer@swihe.org
  Virginia Salo Treasurer   treasurer@swihe.org
Shawn Slinkard-Secretary   secretary@swihe.org
Theresa Slinkard-Secretary   secretary@swihe.org


Operating Documents

Each member of the Steering Committee has signed SWIHE's Statement of Faith.  Administrators of this site must acknowledge that we have a Statement and agree not to post in opposition to it.

Members of the Steering Committee are chosen and operate under our By-Laws.

SWIHE Advertiser Policy

SWIHE reserves the right to sell advertising only to entities whose products and services fit within our mission.



“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.”  Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NIV)