Joining You on the Journey to Raise the Next Generation
As parents and educators, we aspire to see the next generation develop into flourishing adults who wholeheartedly embrace Jesus Christ, exude mature confidence in their beliefs and identity, and demonstrate unwavering courage, all while serving others with boundless compassion and curiosity, even in the face of a world filled with opportunities but all too often indifferent if not hostile.
Our podcast features top thought leaders, culture observers, and educational experts who intimately understand the hurdles you may face on this uphill climb. They equip you with the essential tools needed to reach the summit and raise the next generation of exceptionally prepared, compassionate, and thoughtful individuals.
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Davies Owens | Founder and Host
As a speaker, teacher, leader, and serial entrepreneur, Davies has enjoyed the privilege of connecting with school leaders, parents, and students for more than three decades. His presentations are designed to ignite conversations and inspire intentional engagement and action.
His primary goal is to assist parents and schools in building confidence, clarity, and renewed enthusiasm as educators. Throughout his career, Davies has always been fascinated by the intersection of media, ministry, and education. With over two decades of experience in classical Christian school leadership, along with teaching and training leaders on a national scale, Davies has honed proven strategies and solutions to help them thrive.
Davies has also thoroughly enjoyed leading from behind the microphone. During his undergraduate years at Furman University, Davies co-hosted a Christian radio show called “Against The Grain.” For the last seven years, he has been the host of the popular BaseCamp Live podcast.
Davies earned his M.Div. at Duke Divinity School and a doctorate at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, focusing on online interaction and community.
For over a decade, he served in local church ministry, including his most recent role as an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian in Orlando, Florida. During this time, Davies innovated new ways to build online communities, which led to an invitation to work in Silicon Valley with Christianity.com during the “dot.com” heyday. Later, he co-founded a non-profit organization, JoePix, which served as an innovation lab for churches and nonprofits.
Davies’ doctoral work centered on leadership and online community, instilling in him a deep appreciation for technology while keeping a keen eye on its limitations. He has had the privilege of speaking at the Lausanne Forum on media and technology in Thailand, which led to collaborations with para-church organizations worldwide.
Davies’ journey took an even more significant turn thanks to his three school-aged children, helping him realize that schools are among the most influential forces in shaping the next generation. After serving as the Head of School at Heritage Preparatory in Atlanta for seven years, Davies assumed the roles of Dean of the Upper School and later Head of Vision and Advancement at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho, his home since 2012.
As the host of BaseCamp Live, Davies strives to make classical Christian education accessible to everyone. He frequently speaks at schools, inspiring parents and teachers alike. Davies’ journey has also included speaking engagements at various classical Christian conferences, including the Society for Classical Learning (SCL), where he had the privilege of serving as their Executive Director. He has led Leader’s day, taught various workshops, and served as the MC at national events for the Association of Classical Christian Schools.
Davies and his wife, Holly, are blessed with three incredible children, all of whom have benefited from a K-12 classical Christian education. They are now in college or graduated and are thriving and flourishing. Outside of his podcasting and consulting work, he finds joy in traveling to Rwanda to support Africa Bright Future School and collaborating with the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Generations. This organization focuses on mentoring teenagers while restoring cars and promoting the common arts, which he finds both fulfilling and inspiring.
Keith McCurdy | President of Live Sturdy
Keith McCurdy is a Family and Parenting Educator and Consultant, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. He has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health.
Keith provides consulting and coaching services nationally on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, maintaining healthy relationships, leadership training, and addressing corporate stress management. Keith has developed and regularly offers parenting retreats entitled “Raising Sturdy Kids” to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children and have extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students. He also provides counseling services in person and via teletherapy throughout the state of Virginia at Total Life Counseling, Inc.
Keith received his Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. He is currently the President and Founder of Live Sturdy and President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc. For many years he has been a consultant and speaker nationally to businesses, churches, and schools (public, private, faith based and within the world of Classical Education.)
Keith previously served as Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. He is a regular contributor on the BaseCamp Live podcast, featured in interviews and the “McCurdy Moment” segments, as well as being featured on the Circe Institute’s podcast “The Commons” and “Crosspolitic.”
His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Therapeutic worldview, and often psychology itself, has worked to undermine morality, healthy family functioning, and our ability to equip our children to thrive in this world. A significant part of his work is helping parents understand the needed benefit of allowing their children to struggle to learn to do hard things. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys living in the beautiful Roanoke Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife.