School Board Members
The Board of Directors primarily sets the governing policies for Hillcrest Christian School. The Board of Directors supervises and evaluates the school’s chief executive officer, the Head of School. Other duties include defining and periodically reevaluating the school’s mission and major goals, strategic plan, and the budget and policy statements. In addition, the Board of Directors ensures that the organization obtains the resources necessary to meet the strategic plan.
John joined the board in April of 2020. John is married to Laura and has two children. His daughter, Catherine, attended HCS from 2nd grade to 5th grade and is currently a senior at California Baptist University. John's son, Cameron attended HCS most of his academic life and graduated in the HCS class of 2021. John spent 23 years of his career building an investment advisory firm focused on Fiduciary best practices and investment guidance for corporate retirement plans nationally. John sold the investment advisory business to a PE group in 2014 and started a national Commercial Kitchen Cleaning business in 2018 with a close friend.
John and Laura attend Calvary Chapel GodSpeak in Newbury Park.
In his free time John enjoys road biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, golfing and backpacking.
Board Vice President
Steven Rossi joined the Board in October of 2022. He is married to Jennifer and has two children who attend Hillcrest. Steven was originally raised in Thousand Oaks and more recently settled in the community after returning from working abroad. He has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years in corporate, transactional and tax roles including currently in-house for a large, multi-national corporation. In Steven’s free time, he enjoys sports, exercise and honing his BBQ skills.
The Rossi family attends Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.
Christina Lindsey Orta joined the board in the Fall of 2023. She is married to Brian Orta, they’ve been married since 2006 and have 2 daughters, Paige (8) and Peyton (4), attending Hillcrest Christian School since 2022. Brian and Christina both grew up in Ventura County and returned to Moorpark in 2011 after spending 6 years in Arizona. They have been active members in their church, Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, since 2013. Christina is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Accredited Estate Planner™, she is CEO of Lindsey & Lindsey Wealth Management, Inc. and has been in the financial industry over 20 years. Christina loves being a working mother, is passionate about Christian education, and in her spare time enjoys gourmet cooking, baking, fine wine, travel, skiing, running, pilates, and spending time with family and friends.
Secretary of Board
Julie Dimas joined the Board in June of 2021. Julie is not new to HCS, for she has served a variety of staff roles throughout the years of 1999-2012, including a former administrator, teacher (4th & 6th grades), and middle school girls’ volleyball & basketball coach. Julie is married to David Dimas and has been a parent of two former HCS students who attended from 1994-2015. Julie has always been passionate about Christian Education. She currently runs a non-profit called Buyamba Uganda, which supports a Christian school program in Uganda for orphaned and needy students from nursery to university. Julie enjoys serving churches in the Conejo Valley as she partners with them in mission ministry ongoing.
Julie and David attend Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.
Rachel Tash has been in California for 22 years working in the entertainment industry as an award-winning marketing executive. She is married to Adam who grew up in the Ventura area. Their two children, Cole & Venice attend Hillcrest.
Rachel recently took over managing and running Eden Gardens, her family’s business for luxury weddings and events. She is also involved in starting a production company with a focus on conservative shows and films.
Rachel and Adam and their kids attend Calvary Chapel Godspeak in Newbury Park.
In her spare time, which is rare, you can find her tending their 3-acre lemon and avocado ranch, hiking, paddle boarding & exploring the outdoors.
Chris has been married to Christina, his high school sweetheart, since 2008 and they have four children, Caleb, Kenzie, Kamryn, and Kennedy, who all attend Hillcrest ranging from preschool through high school. Chris is an Associate Pastor as the Family and Connections Pastor at Agoura Bible Fellowship where he has been on staff since 2013 where he started in student ministries. Chris was the Spiritual Life Director at Hillcrest from June 2017 through June 2020, but has been involved with Hillcrest since 2009 in many roles including coaching baseball and basketball. Chris continues to coach at Hillcrest as Assistant Coach with the High School basketball team.
Chris enjoys traveling, spending time at the beach, and dominating his kids in Sports.