Meet The Founders

of My Father's World

Meet Marie Hazell

Marie Hazell is a speech and language specialist with a master's degree and teaching credentials. After completing her degree, she taught in a language development kindergarten where her interest in adapting to various learning styles developed. Marie then taught kindergarten and first grade in a Christian school, which challenged her to develop a program that focused on both strong and weak learners. With her background in the educational system and then becoming the mother of six children, she realized the importance of the family in the educational process. Combining her experience and knowledge, she developed a Bible-based program for both homeschools and classrooms. Writing from her deep desire to further God's kingdom, she continues to develop curriculum that is a unique combination of her own observations, Charlotte Mason's ideas, and Hebraic classical education, providing an international focus and biblical worldview.

Meet David Hazell

David Hazell is passionate about families serving Christ together and a strong believer in the value of home education for all ages. David is the founder of God's Word for the Nations; is the author of God Speaks Numanggang, a book about Bible translation; and is on the board of the Institute for Bible Translation. The Hazell family spent eight years in Russia where David served in Bible translation in Siberia and Moscow, helping coordinate Bible translations into more than 70 languages. David has been involved in homeschooling since 1987, several of those years as the primary homeschooling parent. Today David and Marie work together developing My Father's World curriculum, encouraging families to see the world through God's eyes, and providing support for Bible translation.