Jeff Boriss   Jeff Boriss is currently the Arts Director at Community Christian Church's Yellow Box. He also influences Community as a Co-Champion of the Arts and the NewThing Network as an Arts Catalyst. After attending Cincinnati Christian University and performing on a few tours and albums with various bands, Jeff left Cincinnati for Michigan to plant the third NewThing church, 242 Community Church. Jeff married his high school sweetheart Geneva, and they have two young boys.

Jeff Boriss

Jeff Boriss is currently the Arts Director at Community Christian Church's Yellow Box. He also influences Community as a Co-Champion of the Arts and the NewThing Network as an Arts Catalyst. After attending Cincinnati Christian University and performing on a few tours and albums with various bands, Jeff left Cincinnati for Michigan to plant the third NewThing church, 242 Community Church. Jeff married his high school sweetheart Geneva, and they have two young boys.

      Laura Chelsen   Laura Chelsen has been a Greenhouse mom for many years. She is a graduate of Wheaton College and an experienced family therapist. Laura and her husband Paul attend the Church of the Ressurection in Wheaton.

Laura Chelsen

Laura Chelsen has been a Greenhouse mom for many years. She is a graduate of Wheaton College and an experienced family therapist. Laura and her husband Paul attend the Church of the Ressurection in Wheaton.

  Scott Reczek   Scott and his wife Gabi have three children, two of which currently attend Greenhouse and one who is an alumni and now attending Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Scott is a graduate of Elmhurst College and is a CPA working as a Controller for a public accounting and business advisory firm in Naperville. He and his family live in Wheaton and attend Church of the Resurrection which is also located in Wheaton.

Scott Reczek

Scott and his wife Gabi have three children, two of which currently attend Greenhouse and one who is an alumni and now attending Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Scott is a graduate of Elmhurst College and is a CPA working as a Controller for a public accounting and business advisory firm in Naperville. He and his family live in Wheaton and attend Church of the Resurrection which is also located in Wheaton.

  Jayme King   Jayme and his wife Hannah have been married for 18 years and have four children, three of whom are old enough to attend Greenhouse. He is the Chief Pilot for Shodeen Group, and received his flight training from LeTourneau University. Homeschooling has given Jayme and Hannah opportunity to educate their children from a Christian worldview, spend more time together, and allow time for the interests of each child. Jayme and his family attend Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton.

Jayme King

Jayme and his wife Hannah have been married for 18 years and have four children, three of whom are old enough to attend Greenhouse. He is the Chief Pilot for Shodeen Group, and received his flight training from LeTourneau University. Homeschooling has given Jayme and Hannah opportunity to educate their children from a Christian worldview, spend more time together, and allow time for the interests of each child. Jayme and his family attend Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton.

  Jake Muzzy   Jake is an award winning professional cellist who has performed across the across the world. He studied with Carol Ourada in Wheaton and Hans Jorgen Jensen at Northwestern University before taking his Masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Geber. His positions have included Principal Cellist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory, and acting principal of the Sarasota Orchestra. He also performs with his wife Hannah (harp). They have eight children.

Jake Muzzy

Jake is an award winning professional cellist who has performed across the across the world. He studied with Carol Ourada in Wheaton and Hans Jorgen Jensen at Northwestern University before taking his Masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Geber. His positions have included Principal Cellist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory, and acting principal of the Sarasota Orchestra. He also performs with his wife Hannah (harp). They have eight children.

  Tony Myers   Tony has been with Northwestern Mutual and Executive Benefit Options for 17 years. He is a wealth management advisor and business planning specialist, who played on the baseball team at Northern Illinois University. He resides in Downers Grove with his wife, Ali, and two kids who attend Greenhouse.

Tony Myers

Tony has been with Northwestern Mutual and Executive Benefit Options for 17 years. He is a wealth management advisor and business planning specialist, who played on the baseball team at Northern Illinois University. He resides in Downers Grove with his wife, Ali, and two kids who attend Greenhouse.

  Mark Peterson   Mark and his wife, Amy, currently have five children attending Greenhouse, with three more in the pipeline. A product himself of government education, Mark was convinced to homeschool after seeing many inspiring examples while attending Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton for many years. He and his family now attend City of Light Anglican Church in Aurora, and he is a physician with Advocate Medical Group in Oswego.

Mark Peterson

Mark and his wife, Amy, currently have five children attending Greenhouse, with three more in the pipeline. A product himself of government education, Mark was convinced to homeschool after seeing many inspiring examples while attending Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton for many years. He and his family now attend City of Light Anglican Church in Aurora, and he is a physician with Advocate Medical Group in Oswego.

  Brendan Slifka   Having attended Seminary in preparation for ministry, Brendan was surprised to find himself ministering in the marketplace. Now known as a serial entrepreneur,he currently leads their family-owned business, Leslie Heating & Cooling. His passion to grow people and build business has led him to adopt a “Business-As-Mission” (BAM) paradigm. Brendan and his wife, Keslie, have homeschooled their three boys the past 16 years..

Brendan Slifka

Having attended Seminary in preparation for ministry, Brendan was surprised to find himself ministering in the marketplace. Now known as a serial entrepreneur,he currently leads their family-owned business, Leslie Heating & Cooling. His passion to grow people and build business has led him to adopt a “Business-As-Mission” (BAM) paradigm. Brendan and his wife, Keslie, have homeschooled their three boys the past 16 years..

  Wendy Woodward   Newer to co-schooling, Wendy was led to Greenhouse when looking for a safe, academically challenging, Christian environment for her daughter. With the help and support of Greenhouse, tutors, and other committed people her daughter has thrived and is looking forward to going to an excellent college. During the work day Wendy serves as the Chief Information and Campus Services Officer at Wheaton College. She has a Masters degree in Communication from Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration from North Park University. They attend Willow Creek Wheaton.

Wendy Woodward

Newer to co-schooling, Wendy was led to Greenhouse when looking for a safe, academically challenging, Christian environment for her daughter. With the help and support of Greenhouse, tutors, and other committed people her daughter has thrived and is looking forward to going to an excellent college. During the work day Wendy serves as the Chief Information and Campus Services Officer at Wheaton College. She has a Masters degree in Communication from Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration from North Park University. They attend Willow Creek Wheaton.

  Tom Spacek, Executive Director   As the co-founder and first Headmaster of The Greenhouse, Tom Spacek has been championing the mission and shepherding the vision since the turn of the century! Described by some as a Renaissance man, Tom has always been a self-learner, despite not having been home-schooled himself! A graduate of Emmaus Bible College, he has been serving various congregations and ministries for over 30 years. Many believe that Tom embodies the servant leadership ideal to which we call our students. He and Jennifer have worked together at The Greenhouse since its launch, during which time they have also raised their four children, two of whom still attend. The Spaceks live in Wheaton, four doors away from the building, and worship at Church of the Resurrection.

Tom Spacek, Executive Director

As the co-founder and first Headmaster of The Greenhouse, Tom Spacek has been championing the mission and shepherding the vision since the turn of the century! Described by some as a Renaissance man, Tom has always been a self-learner, despite not having been home-schooled himself! A graduate of Emmaus Bible College, he has been serving various congregations and ministries for over 30 years. Many believe that Tom embodies the servant leadership ideal to which we call our students. He and Jennifer have worked together at The Greenhouse since its launch, during which time they have also raised their four children, two of whom still attend. The Spaceks live in Wheaton, four doors away from the building, and worship at Church of the Resurrection.

  Amy Samuelson   Amy and her husband Mark have three children and are in their 15th year of homeschooling after being heard to say, "We will never homeschool!" God has a sense of humor! Their oldest (Greenhouse alumni) is attending Olivet Nazarene University and they have two children still part of the community at Greenhouse. Amy attended Wheaton College/Rush University for a B.S./B.S.N. and while she maintains an active nursing license, she spends her days as the primary homeschool teacher and family manager. The Samuelsons live in Wheaton and attend Life Church, also in Wheaton.

Amy Samuelson

Amy and her husband Mark have three children and are in their 15th year of homeschooling after being heard to say, "We will never homeschool!" God has a sense of humor! Their oldest (Greenhouse alumni) is attending Olivet Nazarene University and they have two children still part of the community at Greenhouse. Amy attended Wheaton College/Rush University for a B.S./B.S.N. and while she maintains an active nursing license, she spends her days as the primary homeschool teacher and family manager. The Samuelsons live in Wheaton and attend Life Church, also in Wheaton.