“Generations of Christian Education”
Heritage Christian School has elected a Board of Trustees to oversee the formulation and continuing operation of the school. The administrator will report to the board, while faculty and staff members shall report to the administrator.
The Board of Trustees is comprised of six Christian men and women from the community. They are business leaders in the community and parents committed to Christian education. They have a vested interest in the success of Heritage Christian School.
Nancy Doaifi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Loma Linda University. Her focus was in public health and school nursing. She practiced as an RN at Corona Medical Center for 14 years. The last four years of her tenure were served as the Nursing Administrator specializing in eating disorders and women’s special needs. Nancy, along with her husband Peter, now own one of the largest dry cleaning companies in Orange County, Power Cleaners in Lake Forest. Nancy’s treasures are her two children, Kevin and Crystal, who were both blessed to be under the tutelage of Mr. Gay since the second grade. Nancy has a genuine love of others and desires to use all of her capabilities to make Heritage Christian School a safe and successful environment for children and families.
Our founding principal, Mr. George Gay, has been in Christian Education for over 35 years. Mr. Gay has founded two other successful Christian schools and has consulted with many other schools in several states. Mr. Gay has implemented and directed excellent curriculum and instructional Christian School programs, which have received accreditation from ACSI and WASC. Mr. Gay’s passion is to daily nurture, train, encourage, challenge, and love kids, all for the glory of God. Mr. Gay received his B.A. from California State University, Fullerton. His teaching credential is from Southern California Christian College and his Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Mr. Gay has been married to his wife Edie for over 40 years. He and Edie have 4 daughters & 11 grandchildren.
Don Swaim has been passionately involved and led numerous Christian ministries throughout his adult life. As an active believer since 1975, Don has followed his life motto 'nobody can do everything but everybody can do something'. Don' s first ministry involvement was working at Calvary chapel Costa Mesa in their evangelism department. He was also a columnist for their newspaper. He also was the founder and director of the award winning Orange county fellowship day at Anaheim stadium. Don served on the staff at Mission Hills church in Mission Viejo for 5 years, overseeing community outreach and men's ministries. He also served with his wife Sue as the director of a camp for abused children for 7 years. In 1988 Don authored the motivational tape series titled 'the power and the passion'. Don is considered America’s most popular speaker on Living Trusts having conducted over 10,000 seminars on the topic. Don is married to his lovely wife Susan and his greatest joy is his 4 awesome children.
Jeff Davidson comes to Heritage with a passion for building strong foundations for growth and is honored to help pave a path for our expanding school ministry. He brings over 25 years in operational business leadership with companies ranging from Fortune 50 to startup. Most recently, he was the executive leader of a strategic division of Ingram Micro. Previously, he led Global Operations at Microsoft. Early in his career, he started entrepreneurial businesses and held management positions at growing companies. He recently completed Executive Leadership and Finance programs at Stanford and Columbia Universities to complement his Bachelors in Business. Jeff is an active in faith-based charitable organizations helping those most in need. He and his wife Christina live in San Juan Capistrano. They proudly love their 4 children and 3 grandchildren, one of which attends Heritage (and more coming).
I have been affiliated with Heritage Christian School since 2008 when my son started attending in the 3rd grade. I was a School Board Member for 5 years and was instrumental in starting the school lunch program, organizing and helping with many events, as well as being a room mom. For 4 years I helped with the auditioning, staging and costuming of the HCS musicals. I am a retired Lieutenant after a 27 year career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. I am also a certified Holy Yoga Instructor and teach classes at Saddleback Church. Every week I volunteer as part of Pastor Rick Warren’s security detail. I am thrilled to be part of the Board of Trustees for this wonderful school. I look forward to participating in the growth and vision for HCS and am excited to see where God is going to take us next!
Mrs. Peever loves the Lord and has been a Christian since childhood. She studied at LACC and then spent several years working for two Big 8 accounting firms in both tax and audit. She later received her real estate license and sold residential property for Century 21, specializing in relocation clients. Beverly has worked as an Admissions Advisor for two private colleges and as a teaching assistant for a Christian pre-school. She has a passion for education and a loving heart for children. She is a mother of one daughter, a graduate of Heritage Christian School, and remains committed to the growth and future of our school. Beverly enjoys Bible studies, volunteering, fund-raising, and special events. Both, she and her husband are part of the Heritage founding families and have served the community through their business since 1997.