Teen Conference Speakers and Workshop Leaders

Seth Carpenter

Seth - After earning a bachelor's degree in physics at Davidson College, Seth taught high school physics for four years in Louisiana, where he met his wife, Sally.  He left teaching to pursue a Master's degree in geophysics at Oregon State University and during his studies took on employment as a seismologist at the Idaho National Laboratory.  Currently, Seth is a seismologist at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a PhD candidate in Geological Sciences. Seth and Sally live in Lexington and home school their four daughters.

Lance Halverson

Lance fell in love with ballroom dance in 2002.  He enjoyed the social aspect, the challenge of learning figures and using different techniques of motion and movement to lead a partner on the dance floor.  He began teaching the following year and was certified with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in 2009.  He has been teaching for 13 years.  His goal through dance is to enrich relationships, strengthen marriages, and help people gain confidence and poise in every area of life.  He and his wife Jesseca met on the dance floor and in 2010 were introduced to Charlotte Mason by Liz and Emily of Living Books Library.  They currently homeschool two of their four children and are so thankful that God has led them to this rich way of life.  The relationships that have been formed as a result of finding this community are priceless.  For the past several years Lance has taught a weekly class of CM students and it has been very rewarding to see their progress.

Dick Keyes

Dick is the Director of L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA, where he has worked with his wife, Mardi, since 1979.  He holds a B.A. in History from Harvard University and an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  Dick worked for L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and England, where he also served as a pastor in the International Presbyterian Church in London.  He has been an adjunct professor at Gordon Conwell Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary, and is the author of several books, including Beyond Identity and True Heroism.  He has also contributed chapters in anthologies such as No God but God and Finding God at Harvard.

Brendan Vigorito

Brendan is the Director of Education and Community Relations with Money Management International.  He is a home school father, educating his children for over 20 years and has 3 children and 3 wonderful grandchildren.  He is an NFCC certified counselor and has been with Money Management International since 1999.  Brendan has completed the MMI Housing Counseling Certification series and the Fair Credit Reporting Act training and certification process.  He develops and delivers financial skills training and home owner education seminars on multiple topics, including reverse equity mortgage, foreclosure prevention, credit and budgeting and identity theft.  Brendan also does “Train-the-Trainer workshops throughout the Eastern United States.  He serves as an intermediary for the Virginia Individual Development Accounts program.  He conducts webinars as well as radio call in shows on financial matters.  Audiences have included Harvard University, Federal Reserve Bank, National Basketball Association, National Football League Player, New York Times and various local and community agencies.

Prior to joining Money Management International, Brendan managed retail businesses.  He has taught on various topics internationally.  He has organized and led teams to work with disaster relief victims in Russia, Kosovo and the Dominican Republic.  He has a Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College.


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