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Board of Directors


Caleb & Jamie Berney

(318) 840-2194


Patrick & Lindsey Dispenza

(318) 317-8903


Gralen & Deann Mangum

(318) 676-8995


Andrew & April Wells

(318) 465-0337

Board Couple Bios

Caleb and Jamie Berney

Caleb and Jamie Berney have been married for 20 years and have 3 children, Marshall, Railey, and Asher. They also have custody of their 7 year old grandson, Elijah McAdams. Caleb is a finance manager at Cheyland in Shreveport and Jamie is a stay-at-home mom. They began their homeschooling journey in 2010 and truly stand on the scripture that says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” They firmly believe that homeschooling is an integral component in following this scripture. Upon choosing to homeschool, they decided being plugged into a homeschool group was important and joined CFE in 2010. CFE has provided fundamental support in their homeschooling adventure.

The Berney family attended Word of God Ministries in Shreveport for 13 years and recently changed to Cypress Baptist Church in Benton. Caleb and Jamie were blessed to have have served in children’s ministry at Word Of God for 11 years. Both Caleb and Jamie accepted Jesus Christ as lord and savior in their youth, but truly began yielding to and serving His purpose in adulthood.   They began a film-based ministry called Bring in the Light in 2011. That ministry was continued for several years. They also served in a family ministry feeding the homeless in downtown Shreveport for many years. They believe that serving in their church, homeschool group, and community is not only a responsibility, but also a privilege. They believe that serving on the CFE board is truly a ministry of serving our homeschool community and also a privilege and are thankful for the opportunity.

Patrick and Lindsey Dispenza

Patrick and Lindsey have been married 15 years and moved to Bossier City, LA 10 years ago. They attend Northpoint Community Church and both serve in childrens ministry. Patrick is a sales executive for Uniti Fiber and Lindsey is a part-time neonatal nurse. They have 4 beautiful girls and are in the process of adopting a little boy from Bulgaria. Leading their children to Christ is their most significant role and their motivation to homeshool. This will be our 5th year homeschooling.

Gralen and Deann Mangum

Gralen and Deann Mangum have been married for 38 years. They joined CFE in 1992 and have homeschooled all twelve of their children and a few of their grands. They are currently schooling their last two, Justus, 17yrs and Jolie, 14 yrs. 

They have raised their children in church and taught them to Study, Work and Serve, as this was the motto of their school, Mangum Advanced Academy. 

The Mangums would like to see Christian Family Educators grow and support many homeschooling families in their journey as they teach their children a christian education. They would be honored to serve on the CFE board again this year and look forward to supporting and having fun as we all teach our children together.

Andrew and April Wells

Andrew and April have been married 16 years and live in Vivian, Louisiana. They have 7 children and have been homeschooling for 13 years. Andrew and April spent the first 14 years of their marriage serving in the ministry at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Blanchard but are now members at Shreveport Baptist Temple. Just one month before their first child was born, April retired from teaching 1st grade at Mooringsport Elementary School to teach and train their children from home. Andrew has been an RN for 13 years and is currently working in Mental Health at the VA. The Wells family have been members of CFE for 4 years.

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