Jeff Vehige

Jeff Vehige (rhymes with “Peggy”) is a stay-at-home dad who is homeschooling his four children who range in age from newborn to seven. He went to public school his whole life, hated almost every minute of it, and upon graduation set out for Los Angeles to become a rock star. He did not succeed in this goal. Upon returning home, he began to participate in a young-adult parish Bible study where he not only developed a voracious interest in theology but also met his future wife. However, before he would pursue a degree or a relationship, he entered a monastery for a year to discern a vocation to the priesthood. Eventually, he would earn a B.A. and an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas—a small Catholic liberal arts university in Irving, Texas—and marry his Bible-study sweetheart. His ultimate goal of earning a Ph.D. in theology and teaching on the college level fell by the wayside with the birth of his second child and only daughter. After enrolling his oldest son into kindergarten, he realized that in good conscience he could not send his children to public school without first trying to homeschool them. Though the first year was difficult, he has settled into the role as his children’s private tutor and, much to his surprise, has found in it great delight and fulfillment

You can read what he thinks about the Church, literature, and contemporary culture at a team blog, Thursday Night Gumbo.

He also runs the St. Peter Canisius Apostolate.