HEART of Texas

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Leadership Conference Speakers



Doug Bartsch - Team Building for a Successful Organization & Happy Leaders

Doug Bartsch is founder and pastor of HISplace Family Church in Spring, Texas since 1994. He and his wife, Kim, are the parents of two home school graduates. Doug has been active in the local Chamber of Commerce since 2012. He began serving on the Chamber Board in 2013 and completed his term as Chairman of the Board at the end of 2015. Prior to becoming a pastor, Doug served as an auditor, CPA and later, provided accounting support to several international divisions of a large multi-national corporation. Over the last five years, Doug has had the privilege to serve and coach several state home school organizations for greater effectiveness. A life-long learner, he is entrepreneurial, a practical communicator, loves to coach, and be an encourager to others.


Tim Lambert - Leadership Update

Tim Lambert, is president of the Texas Home School Coalition the largest state advocacy organization for homeschool families in the country. He has been involved in home school leadership in Texas for more than 30 years and has helped develop the home school community into a recognized political force in Texas. Tim has also been a leader in Republican circles in Texas for over 20 years and represented Texas on the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 1996 to 2004.

He is recognized as an authority on home education and parental rights issues in Texas. In this capacity, he has testified before numerous Texas legislative committees on issues related to home schooling and parental rights. He and his organization often interface with state and federal government agencies, including the Texas Education Agency and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and The Social Security Administration on parental rights and home education issues.
He has testified as an expert witness on home education in numerous court cases and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on a Parental Advisory Committee to provide expertise to CPS on parental rights issues.

Tim holds a BA in political science from Texas Tech University and is passionate about protecting the fundamental constitutional right of parents to direct the care, control and upbringing of their children.