November 2014 Update

Thank you to all of our CEA members for your participation and attendance at the 2014 CEA Convention!

2014 CEA Convention Details

  • We are thankful for all 1, 393 members of the Christian Educators Association!
  • Please give us your feedback on the 2014 CEA Convention.
  • If you have any questions about your SCECH, please contact Cindi Hoekstra at

Christian Educators Journal

As part of your CEA membership, you will be soon receiving the Christian Educators Journal (CEJ).  From the Christian Educators Journal (CEJ):

We are planning to add a new column called “Teacher Voices” to future issues of the Christian Educators Journal. This would be a place where teachers can comment on the issue theme, respond to previous issues raised in the CEJ, or begin new conversations. Teacher comments would be published anonymously although author’s names should be included when comments are submitted to the editor. Comments should be no longer than about 100 words in length and may be edited for length and style. 

The February 2015 issue will deal with “Mental Health Issues in Christian Schools”. It will include articles on dealing with traumatic events, the management of stress, identifying mental health issues in teachers and students and offering appropriate support to those dealing with mental health issues, etc.  Teacher comments could deal with any of these issues. For this issue of CEJ, comments are due to the editor by December 10, 2014.

2015 CEA Convention Details

  • Who would you like to have present a session at the 2015 CEA Convention? Please contact Brenda VanderPloeg ( with the presenter’s  name, contact information and subject matter.
  • We look forward to seeing you next year on October 22 and 23, 2015 at the Century Center in South Bend, IN!

MEEMIC Information

The Andy Steensma Insurance Agency is a Grand Rapids based agency proudly representing Meemic Insurance company and proud of our partnership with CEA.  Contact Andy Steensma at 616.455.6200 or  Michigan educators, if you are not currently insured with Meemic, give us a call and find out how you can earn $20 to be donated to CEA for use in Michigan Schools.  Simply request a no-obligation auto or home quote.  You may also visit our website and refer to CEA. This offer is available until November 30, 2014.

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary.  This offer is valid until 11/30/14 and only for Michigan residents that are employees of the educational community and members of CEA.  Limit one $20 donation per household.  This offer is not valid for current Meemic members.  You are required to speak with an Andy Steensma Insurance Agency representative to qualify for the $20 donation.  This offer is only available through the Andy Steensma Insurance Agency.