Meet the President
Hello! My name is Doug Fry and I am honored to be the President of Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF). My wife, Vikki, and I have been married for 41 years and we have been homeschooling for about 35 of those years. We have lived in Collinsville for almost 28 years on a small farm where we raise turkeys, chickens, and pigs at various times. We also raise a large garden each summer and attend a farmer's market in Tulsa where we sell our produce. I retired from UPS in December 2020 after almost 42 years of service. My wife, Vikki, is a stay at home mom and teacher to our children still left at home. I am now her official teacher's aid :-).
Vikki and I have been blessed with 14 children. Our oldest daughter, Adraina, is 39 years old and graduated with CHEF in 2000. She lives in Texas with four of her five beautiful children, our grandchildren, whom we do not get to see nearly as much of as we would like. Her oldest daughter is married and expecting our first great grandchild 2022. Vanessa, 37, is our second oldest. Vanessa graduated with CHEF in 2002 and attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Global Studies. She lives in Virginia and works as a Geospatial Linguist. Third is Erika, 35, who is married to Jamin Schweiger. They have six beautiful children and live in Tulsa. Erika graduated with CHEF in 2005 and attended Tulsa Community College where she graduated with a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Hannah, 33, graduated with CHEF in 2008 and attended and graduated from Claremore Beauty College. Hannah is married to Lincoln Beard and has 4 precious children. They make their home in Owasso. Noah, 31, also graduated with CHEF in 2008. He attended The College of the Ozarks where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Piano Performance. Noah and his wife, Brooke, live in Missouri and have 4 lovely children. Noah works for an architecural firm in Branson. Jonah, 29, graduated with CHEF in 2011. He is in the Army stationed in Germany. Our 7th child, Hosanna Joy, graduated with CHEF in 2013. She graduated from Tulsa Technology Center in May 2016 with a degree in their Culinary Program. The Lord saw fit to call our precious Hosanna home to Himself on December 9, 2016, the day her faith was made site. She would be 27. Our son Micah, 25, is married to Erica and has an adorable 1 yr old daughter. He graduated with CHEF in 2015 and graduated from Tulsa Technology Center with a degree from their electrian program. He works for AirCo in Tulsa. Judah is 24 and will graduate with CHEF in this 2017 and works as a manager at Delta Airlines. Angelita (Angel), 22, and graduated from CHEF in 2019. She is currently working part time at UPS and AAllcare. Sophia Love is 20 and will graduate with CHEF in 2022. Suzannah is 18, along with MIrah (also 18) and Emma, 14, who are both still in our homeschool. All but one of our children have played basketball for CHEF throughout the years, and Sophia and Mirah are currently playing and carrying on the tradition!
Our four youngest children are adopted and all have special needs. Sophia, Mirah, and Emma were born with Down Syndrome, and Suzannah has Cerebral Palsy, a seizure disorder, and cortical visual impairment. She is non-ambulatory and non-verbal. Suzannah attends public school in Collinsville, due to her severe special needs and level of care. The rest of the girls are homeschooled and are doing very well. We are grateful to God for bringing all of these special girls into our family. They are a blessing to us and help us to see the love of God for us in a unique way.
We joined CHEF around 1988 and have been members ever since. I joined the CHEF Board in 2002 as the Support Group Coordinator. I have also served as the CHEF Board Graduation liaison for the past 15 years. Vikki and I were the CHEF Track and Field Day Coordinators for 4 years, and our children have been very active in the CHEF Basketball program since 2000.
Fry Family 2015 at our daughter Hannah's wedding to Lincoln Beard!
(L to R men) Judah, Micah, Noah, SIL Lincoln, Jonah, Doug (dad), Demetrius (friend),
(L to R ladies) Hosanna, Adriana, Vanessa, Mirah, Hannah, Emma, Vikki (mom), Sophia, Suzannah (wheelchair), Erika, and Angel