Dear Hillcrest Families:

We are looking for some helpers and volunteers to help us move from 9:00AM-2:00PM this coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
In particular: trucks and SUVs (especially with tow hitches and or trailers) would also be VERY helpful and appreciated. 

Our next move date will be Tuesday, Aug. 11 and we will need help ALL DAY on that day as well.

Thank you for ALL your and support!!!

Introducing our newest HCS Staff!!!
Osbelia Dueñas - Secondary Spanish & Math Teachers

Hello Parents!
My name is Osbelia Dueñas and I’m super excited to be a part of the Hillcrest family.
I’m from a small town in Santa Barbara County, and moved to Camarillo 5 years ago to
pursue my Masters in Mathematics. I love teaching as well as spending time outdoors
with my friends. My family and faith are a big driving force in my life. I’m looking forward
to connecting with you and your students this year!
God Bless
Cord Christensen - Secondary History and Bible Teacher

We are pleased to announce Cord Christensen as our new History and Bible teacher! Mr. Christensen comes to us with an extensive educational background, having served as a teacher for 21 years, 19 of which were served in Christian education! Cord loves reading, enjoys a good coffee, and is a man of deep authenticity! Hillcrest Christian is so excited to have him on board!
Lisa Wilcox - Extended Care Coordinator

Hello! My name is Lisa Wilcox. I’m so excited to join the Hillcrest family. I feel blessed to be your new summer camp director and extended care director. I feel God has called me to work with children. I’m a mom of two sons who are 8 and 9 years old and will be attending Hillcrest. I love nurturing and teaching children! This opportunity has been so rewarding for me on so many levels. I give God all the glory for connecting me with all of you. God is so good. 
Craig Henderson - Football Coach and Weight Training Teacher
Coach Henderson grew up in Compton, CA where he earned honors as an All-American running back in high school. After high school, Craig went on to play in college at Southern Oregon State University and was named an All-American during his junior and senior years. Growing up in Compton, Craig learned many difficult lessons about involving yourself in the wrong crowd and the trouble that can bring. While that brought trouble in his college days, it ultimately brought a humble and dedicated heart to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Craig has since dedicated his adult life to kids and showing them who they can be in Jesus.
Peter Espinosa - Secondary History Teacher and Worship Band Leader

I was born and raised in Southern California and lived in Ventura County briefly in the early 2000s. I have also lived in several states throughout the country and am excited to be returning home. I am a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a MA degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.

I have taught high school social studies in Massachusetts for the last 5 years. I am also a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and have been performing professionally for the last 12 years in Arizona and Massachusetts. In addition to teaching, I was also the Assistant Music Director and a worship leader at my previous church in Massachusetts.

I have been married for 21 years and have four children, all of whom will be attending Hillcrest in the Fall and we will be living in Ventura. I collect guitars, ties, and coffee mugs. I also enjoy sports, reading, movies, trivia, and spending time with my family.

I can't wait to share my passion for US History and music with the students at Hillcrest!
We would like to wish our Finance Director, Patty Marcinka a blessed farewell, as she leaves us to relocate to Florida. We will miss her very much and pray abundant happiness over her and her husband in their new home closer to her grandbabies :o)
Lisa Rimke - Finance Director

We are happy to announce Lisa Rimke as our new Finance Director. She is a Certified Public Accountant and will be working on-site, in the finance office Monday - Friday. Lisa has 2 boys who will be attending Hillcrest, Timmy in grade 3 and Troy in grade 5. She is looking forward to making Hillcrest her home and getting to serve the people in it. We are looking forward to having them join the Hillcrest family!
Jennifer Miller - Executive Assistant to HCS Head of School

It is our pleasure to welcome Jennifer Miller to our team as the new Executive Assistant to the Head of School. She comes to us with a number of years of experience managing ministries within the community and is currently serving as the Director of Life Groups and Head of Women's Ministries at Atmosphere Church in Thousand Oaks. Jennifer home-schooled her three girls in this community, and through that has been closely connected to several of our Hillcrest families. Jennifer's background and experience in large scale event planning will truly be a blessing to us in this next season at Hillcrest. Jennifer is also a published author and is completing a new book and passion project called "Finding Freedom as Daughter of the King."
Aaron Hedland - Volleyball Coach

Coach Hedland has been coaching club volleyball throughout Southern California since 2008 & coaching college volleyball since 2009 at Moorpark College and SDSU. Professionally, Aaron has a long history of developing collegiate athletes with a decade’s worth of experience with Moorpark College Volleyball and Athletic Department programs, Sports Training Facilities, personal training, and Directing and Recruiting programs at various clubs. Growing up a Ventura County native, Aaron has played and coached for some of the area’s most successful volleyball programs, coaching over thirty Division I volleyball athletes. He is a graduate of Westlake High School and a starter for their 2x Marmonte League Champion and Div I CIF Finalist volleyball team. Aaron played intercollegiate volleyball at Moorpark College and UC San Diego, receiving All-Western States Conference and Academic All-American honors. As a coach, Aaron’s coaching accolades include 2017 Western States Conference Coach of the Year (Moorpark College, CCCAA); 2017 Western States Conference – North Champions (Moorpark College Men’s), 5x Western States Conference Champions (Moorpark College Women’s), 2014 Boys Junior National Championships – U18 Club division 2nd place finish (VCVC, USAV), 2013 SCVA Boys Junior Classic – U16 3rd place finish (Bones VC, SCVA), and multiple Top 4 CIF-SS finishes (Westlake High School Boy’s). Aaron enjoys helping players reach individual milestones and get the same sense of achievement, growth, and happiness that he himself receives from and through volleyball."
Francesca Turk - Food Services Manager

Francesca has previously supervised cafeterias in the public school system as well as six other facilities. She has experience in cooking and food preparation for up to 2500 meals per day. She has extensive training on the health and nutrition of students and has also served as a chef for over 25 years. We wish Francesca a warm welcome.
Kenzee Crews - Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Kenzee Crews and I am so blessed to be able to join Hillcrest Christian School for the summer! I have always been very passionate about working and ministering to children! I have been the Children's Director at my church for 3 years now and it has been such a privilege to watch children grow in their love for the Lord! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work in a setting like Hillcrest, that encourages children to grow academically and spiritually. I cannot wait to see what God does through my time here! 
If you have any questions about this correspondence or need more information, please contact: Dawn Sharifi at 805-497-7501, ext 200 or 
Hillcrest Christian School

384 Erbes Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Hillcrest Christian Preschool
HCS Summer Camp

Katie Trimble
805-497-7501 ext 229