Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. They have seven children (and a son-in-law) ranging in age from toddler to young adult and have homeschooled their children all the way through high school. A favorite conference speaker, Heidi approaches family life with humor and grace at events all across North America.
Heidi is the second of seven children, and the oldest of six sisters. Her heart and passion for people comes across in her writing and speaking—whether you see her at a speaking event or at the grocery store. She's as down-to-earth in person as she is in her books and workshops.
Growing up in Boring, Oregon with six siblings and a cow named Hamburger has proven to be wonderful inspiration for many of Heidi's workshops. Now, with seven children of her own, Heidi brings a heart to encourage and inspire whomever she is with.
Jay and Heidi are also the founders and executive directors of Firmly Planted Family (formerly First Class Homeschool Ministries), a parachurch organization dedicated to helping churches start homeschool cooperatives. Firmly Planted has been in operation since 2000 and has over 40 locations across North America.
In 2012, the St. Johns published the first two books in a new Bible study series for families, entitled "Firmly Planted." Look for it here or in bookstores across the United States.
The St. Johns reside in beautiful SW Washington state.