Speaker Biographies

Joel D. Grewe’s Bio

Joel started his life as an advocate when he was in 6th grade and convinced his mother to homeschool him. In 2007, after working on the Hill for J.C. Watts and then delving into the world of demographic research, Joel started training future leaders as Generation Joshua’s National Clubs Coordinator. In 2012, Joel became director of Generation Joshua. A graduate of his hometown college, Eastern Washington University, he travels around the United States training youth to influence the political world for Christ. When Joel speaks, he draws on his fifteen years of ministry experience and ten years of political campaign experience to make the message relevant to a generation that he says, “will change the world.” Living in the DC area, Joel, his wife Christie, and their two sons enjoy life in the fast lane.

William Estrada's Bio

A homeschool graduate from Pennsylvania and the eldest of eight children, Will Estrada began working for HSLDA in January, 2004 as a legal assistant to Staff Attorney Scott Woodruff. After graduating from Oak Brook College of Law with his J.D. in May, 2006, he moved to HSLDA’s federal lobbying arm as the Director of Federal Relations. As HSLDA’s representative on Capitol Hill, Will uses his enthusiasm for homeschooling to advocate for all homeschoolers before Congress and the federal departments. Will also restarted HSLDA’s Congressional Action Program to train local homeschooling families in how to effectively lobby their congressional representatives on matters that affect homeschoolers. Will has a passion to encourage not only parents but also young people to become effective advocates for the values that are important to Christian families in our country. With this in mind, he was named the Director for Generation Joshua in October, 2007. In 2012, he stepped down from being the director of GenJ to focus on lobbying for homeschoolers. Will and his wife, Rachel, who is also a homeschool graduate, live in northern Virginia with their son.


Jeremiah Lorrig’s Bio


As a Colorado Springs native, Jeremiah Lorrig grew up under the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. He is a homeschool graduate with a passion to see young people engage their culture in politics and art.  Jeremiah has worked in four different not for profit organizations while pursuing both his Associates of Arts Degree in Colorado and his Bachelors Degree in Government at Patrick Henry College. As Deputy Director of HSLDA Federal Relations, Jeremiah brings his passions together as a lobbyist and advocate for homeschoolers across the country. He is also the Deputy Director of the HSLDA PAC that actively seeks pro-homeschooling candidates where they can send Generation Joshua volunteers to work on the campaign. These opportunities allow Jeremiah to teach students all across the country about practical politics, grassroots campaigning, leadership under pressure, and good citizenship.

 


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