Head of School
Mr. Wong savors mountain biking, triathlons, basketball, volleyball, SUP, cars and technology. “Everyday is amazing! Trinity is unlike any school I have visited or served because of the dynamics of the relationships with the students and the staff. Witnessing young lives being transformed by the power of God’s love and truth is deeply moving.” (Administration-23 years, TCHS-12 years; MS School Administration-Shasta Graduate School; BS Business Administration-UC Berkeley; ACSI certified)
Principal, Athletic Director
Mr. Fitzgerald enjoys any kind of endurance racing (including triathlons) and golf. “Trinity Christian allows me to live out my two passions - working with kids and my faith in Jesus Christ.” (Teaching, Athletic Director, Principal-23 years; TCHS-9 years; BA Economics – Stanford University; MA Ed – Educational Administration; ACSI certified)
Vice Principal, Business Manager, Admissions Director
Mrs. Lares reads just about anything and avidly supports Bay Area sports – especially the SF Giants! She also looks forward to time with her family and growing her relationship with Jesus Christ. “I work at TCHS because I am passionate about Christian education - what it means in the life of a student, in their family and in the Kingdom of God. I love the family of Trinity Christian High School!” (TCHS-14 years; Business Manager-Monterey Bay Charter School 9 years; Operations Manager-Carmel stock brokerage firm 12 years; BA Political Science-UC Santa Barbara)
Mrs. Espinoza enjoys hiking, knitting, playing cribbage, gardening and reading a good book. Thrilled to have a good workout at the gym and when she’s in a good Bible study! Always on her heart is to spend time with her children and four precious grandsons. “Working at TCHS is a ministry to me. It gives me the opportunity to serve many people who come through my office; students, parents, teachers and co-workers. I love people! It is an honor for me to be able to listen and love each person with the hands, feet and heart of Jesus.” (Front Office-Monte Vista Christian School 8 years; TCHS-13 years; AA-Pierce College)
College & Academic Guidance Counselor, Biology, Environmental Science
Ms. Casas enjoys exercising, yoga and meditating for hours. “Working at TCHS has been such an incredible experience for me. I get to not only work with the incoming freshmen in my Biology classes, but also get to help the Seniors transition as they get ready for life after high school. Every day I come to this place proud of the young people I am surrounded by, and am overjoyed with all the opportunities I get to serve this community.” (B.A. Anthropology – San Diego State University; certified Yoga Instructor; ACSI certified)
Community Service Elective
Mrs. Rector loves the beach, exploring, skiing and traveling. She also loves dogs and has been a volunteer foster home for animalfriendsrescue.org for 11 years. “TCHS is very dear to my heart. I was drawn to the school when my son was a freshman and felt God was calling me to pursue my career here. My role as a Spanish teacher is not only to teach the language and culture, but to integrate Christ into everything we do, helping students to reach their full potential in Him. The small class sizes foster an intimate setting in which we can all truly connect, share from our hearts and lift each other up in prayer.” (BA Spanish and Sociology- college; MSAT and CBEST Certified; ACSI certified)
High School Art and P.E., Prep Program Bible and P.E.
Mrs. Lombardi enjoys family movie nights with her husband and son. She also enjoys reading, drawing, baking, and challenging herself through various types of workouts and sports. “I left the marketing and advertising world to pursue my desire to teach and coach softball. Trinity provides me the opportunity to minister in both of my passions: art and physical fitness - allowing me to reinforce Godly values as well as challenging my students and athletes to make wise choices in an effort to better themselves.” (B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Graphic Design Colorado Mesa University; CBEST Certified; CFL1 CrossFit Instructor; TCHS- 9 Years, Certificate in Lay Counseling; through Shoreline Community Church)
Mr. Leonard enjoys swimming, spending time with family, cooking, and reading up on politics and history. He also likes to sing, to follow sports and to coach. “I’m thrilled to work at a Christian school where I can share my values and build relationships with students.” (Teaching-8 years; TCHS-6 years coaching; BA History/English minor – Cal Poly, SLO; ACSI certified)
Spanish 1 & 2
I love the outdoors; surfing, running, yoga, hiking and playing beach volleyball. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Executive Communication from the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. I have been teaching and tutoring students in both Spanish and English for eight years now. I owned and managed a few businesses back in my home country: Panama Surfing guide (surf tours/lessons), Panama Roasting Co (a coffee shop), and currently Roguewave Panama (Importation of goods from the USA to Panama). I chose to teach at Trinity because I like the school values and how it allows students and staff to be themselves and show their faith and love for God by following Jesus Christ.
Pastor Combs loves music, sports, spending time in the Scriptures, hiking through redwoods, playing the guitar, the drums, and disc golf, and spending time with his family. “I love being a part of the Trinity family. The leadership at Trinity keeps Jesus in the center of everything they do and provides a place where students can explore who they are in Christ. What a joy it is to be able to talk about life, meaning, purpose, and culture through the lens of Gods’ great love for each of us! I greatly enjoy being a part of an organization that wants to see young men and women develop into mature people who have their identity fully grounded in Jesus.” (Lead Pastor-Lighthouse Baptist, Seaside; Youth Pastor & Worship Leader-Sanctuary Bible Church 23 years; BS Religion-Liberty University)
Director - I.T.
Mr. Liebig enjoys photography, playing contemporary jazz and Christian music (keyboards), running, hiking, and is remodeling his house in the Del Monte forest. I’ve taught for 26 years, 5th grade through high school. I am a middle school youth leader at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey. I was a manager of information systems for a Fortune 500 company in the 80s for eleven years. I have AA, BS, and MBA degrees from CSUS and CSEB (CSUH). I like to work with and hopefully help young people as they navigate this world we inhabit. I want Jesus to lead my walk and to share that with youth and everyone I meet.
Performing Arts, Vocal Jazz
Dogs love Mrs. Perl, and Mrs. Perl loves dogs! “God gave me abilities in the area of music and musical theatre. It's a joy to pass that on to the next generation, and see how their lives are positively affected by expanding their own artistic musical gifts.” (Professional singer - years; Instructor - years; TCHS-18 years;
Social Studies, Bible
Mr. Weaver enjoys reading, making his “terrible” dad jokes, playing video games and kayaking. “I enjoy working with a loving Christian community!” Since 2008, Mr. Weaver has blessed Trinity with his heart for students and for what breaks the Lord’s heart. (TCHS-11 years; MA and BA Theology-Fuller Seminary; ACSI Certified)
Chemistry, Physics, Quest for Space
Mrs. Smith will find almost any excuse to be on or near the ocean - kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and fishing. She also enjoys volunteering with her husband Tyler's youth ministry at Shoreline Community Church. "After working marine science, I was excited to come teach at TCHS where I could apply my passion for science to my love of serving and working with teens." (B.S. Biology – The Master's University; M.S. Marine Science - CSU Monterey Bay; Marine Science - 4 years; Youth Ministry - 8 years)
Mrs. Vevoda has been riding horses for 19 years! She also enjoys hiking, hunting, shooting archery and fishing with her husband. “I previously taught in six different school districts. I found that there was an insurmountable barrier between myself and the students because I could not talk about God with them. Teaching at Trinity is truly a blessing for me, because I am able to have an honest, open line of communication with my students and talk to them about the things that matter most in life without having to hold anything back!” (Teaching-4 years; BA Social and Behavioral Sciences-CSUMB; State Credentialed; ACSI Certified)
Student Life Director, Bible
Mrs. Ryan is a devout Warrior fan – both Golden State and TCHS! “Trinity has provided me the opportunity to do the things I am not only passionate about, but feel deeply called by God to do with my life: teaching, mentoring, and building up students, with Christ at the center. This school has empowered me to use my gifts to invest in the next generation through various avenues, including leadership training, counseling, in the classroom, student events, and much more… AND I get to have fun in the process. It’s amazing. I have the unique privilege of being an alumni of TCHS, so I have first-hand experience of the blessing this school brings. I had teachers who genuinely cared for me when I was in high school, and now I get to pass that on to my own students.” (TCHS-9 years; BA Counseling/Theology minor-The Masters University; Certificate of Women’s Ministry; ACSI certified)
Mrs. Dell delights in venturing into creating different international dishes to cook. She also enjoys Bible readings and discussions in small groups to meditate deeper in God’s ways. “I continue to love teaching at Trinity because we are free to express the love of Christ and pour it into our students. As I daily experience my students’ genuine tenderness, personalities and energy, it inspires me to be a Spanish teacher who also helps them build strong character.” (BA Geography- University at Buffalo, NY)
Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Cal, & Calculus
Mrs. Minnis enjoys hiking, camping, and going to the beach. She enjoys time with her husband and dogs and is passionate about teaching math. "TCHS is a very close-knit community. I love that we support each other, pray for each other, and learn as a team at this school. It is amazing to see students grow in their relationship in Christ while also growing in their knowledge of high school subjects." (Teaching-6 years, BA in Mathematics at University of Florida, CA State Credentialed)
High School and Prep Program Performing Arts
Mrs. Bouwens loves dancing, making jewelry and listening to music. “I chose this school for many reasons, the biggest being the freedom the share my love for God with the student. The school allows the students to be creative and students are able to participate in sports as well as the arts. We are more like a family here and seeing my own son excel and love this school, shows me everyday how truly wonderful that is.” (Instructor - years; TCHS-18 years; BFA in Theatre and Dance; AEA certification)
Mr. May enjoys working out, jigsaw puzzles, reading, and watching "my now fun-to-watch L.A. Lakers (thanks LeBron)." “God is moving. I want to do what I can do to follow His lead and be a part of something special here at Trinity.” He loves teaching English because “English attempts to answer life’s tough questions in an artistic way. There are so many points of views that it sustains conversation and discussion.” (Teaching - 12 years; B.S. Communication Design - Chico State University; M.S. Secondary Education - University of Phoenix: ACSI Certified, CA State Credentialed.