Veritas Press Management Team

Marlin and Laurie Detweiler


President and Founder – Marlin Detweiler

Marlin is the husband of Laurie and the father of four grown sons. He and his wife have been involved in many aspects of classical Christian education for more than twenty years – including founding The Geneva School in Orlando, Florida, and Veritas Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Marlin is a permanent board member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools and frequent writer and speaker on classical Christian education. He and Laurie began Veritas Press from their home in order to share the tools they developed for educating their own children with other, like-minded parents.

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder – Laurie Detweiler

Laurie is the wife of Marlin Detweiler and the mother of four grown children. She has been involved in classical Christian education for over twenty years and coauthored the Veritas Press History and Bible Curriculum and the Phonics Museum. She has homeschooled her own children over the years and been involved in the founding of two classical Christian schools: The Geneva School, Orlando, Florida, and Veritas Academy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Anyone who knows her will tell you she LOVES books and LOVES children.


Vice President of Curriculum Development – Carl Petticoffer

Carl Petticoffer manages development of new curriculum, along with maintaining and updating existing curriculum.  He oversees catalog production, eCommerce, distribution, and publishing of our own educational titles. Carl brings order to our rapidly growing operations. In addition Carl greatly enjoys using his editing skills for publishing projects. Carl and his wife have two grown children.


Vice President of Educational Services - Bob Cannon

As Vice President of Educational Services, Dr. Bob Cannon serves as the Headmaster of Veritas Press Scholars Academy. Having served as a Vice President, Faculty member and Dean at the collegiate level as well as a Principal in the K-12 world, Dr. Cannon brings with him a wealth of experience and skills important to fill this key position. Beginning on May 1st, Dr. Cannon will take the helm as the head of our online school, providing the direction and oversight to manage the continued growth and maturation of VPSA.