WELCOME TO SERVANTS OF THE IMMACULATA CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL CO-OP & TUTORING
a Southwest Michigan Community
Servants of the Immaculata Catholic Homeschool Co-Operative & Tutoring
provides core classes and enrichment opportunities for homeschooling families with students
Pre-School through Middle School as well as core classes for students in High School.
Participants are obedient to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and
entrusted to Jesus Christ through our Blessed Mother, Mary Immaculate.
We gather to celebrate our Lord's Presence in the Eucharist and
for academics, friendship and spiritual growth.
WHY DO WE HOMESCHOOL?
Various families from our co-op share the reasons why they have chosen to homeschool, some of which are flexibility in schedules, bringing families closer together, developing a love for learning, learning to think for themselves, and incorporating our beautiful Catholic faith into all that we do.
High School Tutors
Jamin Herold graduated with a Bashelor’ Degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville double majoring in Philosophy and Theology. He has worked in Catechesis and Evangelization at parishes, campuses, and now at the diocesan level. Jamin currently is the Executive Director of Parish Life and Lay Leadership. At the Diocese of Kalamazoo he oversees the Institute of Missionary Discipleship where the faithful of the diocese can doing continuing education in the faith and learn how to enter into missionary discipleship. Jamin has worked in six different diocese, and parishes both large and small. He has lived in Kalamazoo with his wife for 9 years and the last three of his seven children have been born here. His family all participate in the SOI co-op. Jamin will be teaching High School Theology - Apologetics for the 2019-2020 school year.
Mrs. Alrea Swager...
Details coming soon...
She will be teaching High School History: Early Church and Early Medieval for the 2019-2020 school year.
Peggy holds a bachelors of science in forestry from Michigan Technological University. After working seasonal positions with the National Forest Service in Wyoming and the Bureau of Land
Management in Montana, she worked at a nursery in Massachusetts where she developed a computer program to keep track of nursery inventory. She returned back to live in Kalamazoo county with her husband Pat following the birth of their first child., and is currently homeschooling
the youngest of their eight children. Over the past four years, she has assisted with tutoring middle school classes in writing and science at SOI co-op. She is always amazed at how much the students learn and grow over the course of a school year, and is looking forward to moving
into tutoring at the high school level.
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm
Our Spiritual Advisor
Very Rev. James E.
Richardson V. F.
Fr. James Richardson is pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also serves as the moderator of the Kalamazoo Oratory of St. Philip Neri. The Oratory has at its heart a house of priests and brothers called the Congregation of the Oratory, who live in a common bond of charity. The Congregation of the Oratory serves the broader community around them who thirst for the living water of faith. He currently serves as the spiritual advisor for SOI Co-op.