In addition to serving as HSLDA's vice president of administration, Chuck Hurst is the executive director of HSLDA’s Compassion program. A graduate of Bob Jones University’s School of Education with an emphasis in US history, Chuck taught school from 1979 to 1988. During that time, he met his wife, Dianne, and earned his master of arts in social sciences from Governor’s State University in Illinois. After sensing God’s call to leave teaching, he received certification in the lawyer’s assistant program at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1989.
Chuck came to HSLDA in the fall of 1989. He first served as membership director and later took on the role of director of human resources after receiving his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2005. His desire to bless homeschoolers also led him to become executive director for what is now HSLDA’s Compassion program. And in 2015 he became vice president of administration at HSLDA. He and Dianne homeschooled their three children and are now the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.