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CVCU is pleased to announce our first summer academic conference! Held at our CVCU campus, the conference will include breakout sessions, special guests, community leaders, and a variety of experts who want to help you be the best parent, student, and community member you can be. 

Parenting, student success, teaching multiples, understanding learning styles, creating healthy attachments, and much, much more! 

 Join us right here at the CVCU campus in Chula Vista for a one-day event full of resources and equipping from
preschool to college with workshops taught by our world-class mentors.


Parenting and Attachment: Join us for a special session on parenting with our resident attachment specialist, CVCU Professor Brian Reiswig. Professor Reiswig holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Bethel Seminary and a BA in English Literature from UCSD. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Psychology at Liberty University. He is a member of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a Board-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has served as a guest lecturer at Bethel Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, and Teen Mania’s Honor Academy. Professor Reiswig’s field interests include Attachment Theory and Attachment-based Therapy, Addiction, the Psychology of Eating Disorders, and the Psychology of Personality. He and his wife Sarah lead the marriage ministry at Restoration Church, where he is also an elder.  

Learn more about Professor Reiswig here

Learning Styles: How does your child's personality affect his or her learning style? Join Dr. Lisa Dunne for a session designed to help you discover how to teach children in the unique methodology that helps them thrive. Dr. Lisa is a veteran educator, author, and speaker with 20 years of classroom experience. In addition to founding CVCU, the first mentor-based university system of the modern era, she has founded more than 20 Kindergarten to College education models across the nation. She holds a Ph.D. in human development, a Master's degree in communication, a Master’s degree in human and organizational systems, and undergraduate degrees and minors in humanities, secondary education, and musical theater fr. She is the author of six books and hosts a radio show, MindsetMatters, as well as a podcast, The Communication Architect. She and her British husband, Adrian, have been married 32 years and have two young adult, well-socialized lifelong homeschoolers.

Learn more about Dr. Lisa Dunne here


Special Ed: Join us for support in educating our special needs students with CVCU Academy Elementary Lead Mentor Ebey Sorenson. Ebey holds a Bachelor's of History and earned a Master's of Education and a Multiple-Subjects Teaching Credential (Elementary) along with an Elementary Mathematics Teaching Certificate from UCSD. She has worked with children as a camp counselor, Art Instructor, swim instructor, student teacher, and Autism Behavioral Intervention Specialist. The Sorensons have seen the fruit of intentional family discipleship through homeschooling their children.


Learn more about Ebey Sorenson here

Early Learners: Effective Models for Teaching and Reaching Preschoolers

Join CVCU Early Learner Lead Mentor Caitlin Nelson for a workshop on the vital foundations our youngest learners need to succeed. Caitlin graduated with her Bachelors of nursing from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 and worked in various hospital and outpatient settings. She has been homeschooling her children since 2019 and her greatest passion is to raise tiny disciples of Jesus. Caitlin is a devoted wife to her husband Aaron and a full time mother to her three young children Israel Zion and Shiloh. She and her family spent 3.5 years in India as missionaries. While serving they church planted, started and ran a discipleship school, hosted short term mission trips and partnered with doctors and to put on medical camps in the villages. She is currently serving alongside her husband who is the camp director at Indian Hills Christian Camp. 

Learn more about Caitlin Nelson here.


Teaching Multiples and Keeping Records: Hear from some of our local experts on best practices for teaching children of multiple ages and stages as well as how navigating the gritty details of record-keeping. 

Start Your Own School: Learn how Dr. Lisa Dunne is starting PK to college programs all across the US, and find out what you will need to launch your own plug-and-play model in your church. 

Student Success: College students, no matter where you're attending college, you can join us for a professional workshop on becoming a master student. These sessions will give you the foundational skills to succeed in the academic arena! Meet our world-class CVCU faculty here

Date: July 22, 2023

Location: Chula Vista Christian University, 1227 Eastlake Parkway

Join us for this one-day event designed exclusively for families in San Diego County. You'll increase your network, strengthen your skills, and create lasting habits that will fuel your success at home and on the job. 



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