Rich and Barb Heki are the founders and directors of Grandparents of Homeschoolers™, an international organization designed to help grandparents become supportive of—and actively involved in—the home education of their grandchildren, whether they live locally or long-distance.
Having homeschooled their four children from birth to adulthood, and now delighted grandparents of two, Rich and Barb have served as homeschooling leaders in the United States for 15 years. They are passionate defenders of parental rights and homeschooling freedoms and view education as a lifestyle that is enhanced and strengthened by involving all generations.
Rich and Barb are graduates of Drake University and have led and volunteered in various Christian ministry leadership capacities for nearly 40 years. As founding directors of Grandparents of Homeschoolers, the Hekis’ mission is to encourage, inspire and equip grandparents to support, engage in and delight in the home-education adventure of their grandchildren.