Dr. Lainna Callentine, MEd, MD, is a physician, instructor, writer, speaker, and creator at Sciexperience, as well as a missionary doctor at Bolingbrook Christian Health Center that serves the uninsured in the Chicago suburbs. She affirms the clinic's motto from Galations 5:13, "serving one another in love" and left formal medicine in the E.R. to homeschool her three children and pursue her passion in teaching.
Dr. Lainna Callentine has a passion for science. She spent many hours as a child turning over rocks and wading through streams chasing tadpoles. She is from a family of six children. Her parents grew up in the inner-city housing projects of Chicago, and her parents felt that education was a powerful tool. They instilled in her and her siblings a great love for learning.
Dr. Callentine wears many hats. She is a coach, teacher, pediatrician, and homeschool mother. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University in the school of education while competing as a full-scholarship athlete. She began her professional career as an elementary school teacher. She obtained her master’s degree in education from Widener University. Then she went on to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Dr. Callentine obtained her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. She worked in one of the busiest emergency rooms in Illinois before answering the call to go home and homeschool her three children.
She founded Sciexperience and travels nationally as a speaker doing inspiring hands-on science workshops for all ages. She continues to utilize her medical training as a missionary doctor in a clinic for the uninsured in the suburbs of Chicago. She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society and The Author’s Guild. She enjoys basketball, time with her husband and three kids, and the outdoors.