It is odd to be thinking about planning the 2021 CMER right now, but as we look to the future with hope we know that
The heart of man plans his way,
but the LORD establishes his steps.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
If the Lord wills, we invite you to take part in COMMUNITY, MOTIVATION, self-EDUCATION, and REFLECTION and join us at the Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat, 2021.
The CMER Team and our plenary speaker, Nancy Kelly
We are excited to announce the Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat 2021 Plenary speaker! Nancy Kelly lives in a little town on the prairie called Windom, Minnesota. She and her husband Kent have home-educated their six children for 25 years using the principles and practices of Charlotte Mason. After meeting and listening to Susan Schaeffer Macaulay speak on education at the 1994 L’Abri Conference in Rochester, MN, she decided to wholeheartedly pursue this way of learning and living.
Nancy has helped build a thriving educational community in southwest Minnesota that continues to learn and grow. She started the Parents’ Midwest Educational Union (PMEU), a parents’ book discussion group; Truth, Beauty, Goodness (TBG), a student learning cooperative; and the Living Education Retreat, now in its 15th year of sharing and spreading the ideas of Charlotte Mason. 14 years ago she began sharing her knowledge and experience across the country speaking on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy at conferences and retreats. She is a sought-after educational consultant and mentor. A trip with Kent and dear friends to Ambleside, England in 2014 forever changed her understanding of Mason’s teacher training and deepened her love for Mason’s relational philosophy.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with cognates in English and Education from Liberty University. She is a book rescuer and has republished several inspiring texts important to the CM community. You can read her blog and other doings at her website, Sage Parnassus. She enjoys family, ‘bright eyes’, flower gardening, collecting vintage honeypots, exploring the flora and fauna of new places, and of course…books. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 5, 2021, to Sunday, February 7, 2021
Colorado Spring, CO
Registration for CMER 2021 will open in September. At that time, cost, a schedule, session descriptions, and policies will also be available.