Jessica LaBruna graduated Biola University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science and a minor in Biblical Studies; and from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Jessica believes that serving in Education is a special calling from the Lord. How a child is taught, loved, and cared for throughout their educational careers helps shape the person they become. Jessica is a proud graduate of Mission Hills Christian School and knows that Mission Hills is a place where students will grow not only academically but spiritually as well. She loves spending time with her family and her favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31.
Junior High Bible/ PE
Pastor Lauer has been married for 29 years to his college sweetheart Kelley. They have 5 children ages 21-10. After graduating from San Diego State, he attended Golden Gate Seminary where he received his M.Div. and helped to plant a church. He planted his first church after Seminary in San Diego and went on to pastor churches in Encinitas and Lake Forest.
After serving as a pastor for 30 years, Pastor Lauer brings his experience and teaching to Mission Hills Christian School. When he is not teaching, he loves spending time with his family and surfing. When he’s able to take his kids surfing in his 1960 VW 23 Window Microbus Deluxe, it’s a double win because the only thing better than surfing, is surfing with your kids!
Joanne graduated from UCI with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics then went on to receive her multiple subject teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. She is experienced in teaching both 2nd and 3rd grades at Mission Hills. She is married to Jery, and they have two wonderful children, Jeffrey and Jamie, who both attend Mission Hills.
Lisa has been a part of Mission Hills Christian School since 1996 as a parent of 4 children. Three of her children have graduated from MHCS and the last is currently in 6th grade. She has served on PTP and as Room Mom. This will be her 8th year as outdoor aide. She loves being with the children and working outdoors. She has been married to her wonderful husband Bill for 29 years.
Accounts Management/ FACTS
Stephanie has been married to her high school sweetheart Nick since 1992. They have four children − Nikolas, Jakob, Luke and Mikah Rose − all of whom have attended or are currently attending MHCS. One of Stephanie’s favorite things about being at Mission Hills is that it is more than a job – it’s a ministry. The Lord uses our diverse gifts and talents to bless the students, families and staff.