|Mrs. Erin Hart, Superintendent
Erin Hart started at TRCS in 2009. Her background includes fundraising, public relations, event management and marketing. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University and a BA in Writing and Communications from the Evergreen State College, and she also holds a degree in the Culinary Arts and was a former Pastry Chef. She was a former TRCS (Longview Christian) student for her elementary years. She has two daughters at the school, and feels daily blessed to be a part of such a wonderful ministry. “It’s an amazing thing to get to help children discover who God made them to be,” she says. “I don’t take for granted the great opportunity we have in this ministry.”
|Mr. Brice Richards, High School Principal
Brice Richards holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University, Masters degree in Business Administration from Washington State University, and a Masters degree in Teaching from City University. He is also National Board Certified in Adolescent Mathematics. This is Mr. Richards’ 11th year in education after teaching math at Mt. Solo Middle School the past 10 years.
He has been a Young Life leader for the Mt. Solo area students the past 10 years, and has also functioned as the area treasurer this past year. Prior to becoming a teacher Mr. Richards worked in the business sector for nearly 5 years. He worked many different positions from Production Supervision to Process Engineer.
His favorite part about working at TRCS is, “being surrounded by the word of God. I love being part of a ministry and work environment that allows me to serve others, and share the love of Christ each and every day. The most important part of working at TRCS is the preparation of our students through bible based learning to impact the world for Christ!”
His go to verse is Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
“I try and follow the Lord’s will for my life and I would love to see our students do the works God has prepared for them.”
|Mrs. Jeanne Nortness, Elementary School Principal
Mrs. Nortness worked as a counselor for several years with Lower Columbia Singers (traveling group) and holds a BA-Ed from Central Washington University. She began at TRCS (then called Longview Christian) as a P.E. teacher, which she did for 7 1/2 years, then took a break from education to help run their family-owned bookstore in downtown Longview. She came back to education as a classroom teacher (in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and various combinations), which she has been doing for 20 years. “I love working with students; helping them to become the people God has in mind. I love learning, and I desire to help infuse that love of learning in each one I work with.”
|Mr. James Murphy, Director of Early Learning
Mr. Murphy has his bachelor’s educational degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University. Between the years of 2007 and 2012 James worked with the Early Learning Center on and off. He also coached for TRCS boys and girls middle school basketball for three years starting in 2006. From 2012-2017 James worked as the Operations Manager for the Community House on Broadway. While working, Mr. Murphy gained a great deal of experience in administration and leadership. “I feel extremely blessed to work for the school that I care so deeply about,” he says. His favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 which reads, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
|Mr. Mike Stout, Director of Facilities
|Mr. Coy Woods, Maintenance Team Leader
|Mrs. Teresa Ferguson, Director of Food Services
|Mrs. Lauren Brotherton, Director of Advancement
|Mr. Brady Backstrom, High School Assistant Principal for Program Development
Brady has his degree in Marketing from Vanguard University of Southern California. He is also a TRCS alumni. Beyond his admin role, Brady teaches Outdoor Studies and Media & Design as electives. He also coaches our boys basketball as the JV coach and varsity assistant coach.
|Mr. Jim Conrod, Business Manager
|Mrs. Haley Toms, Athletic Director
Background/Education: I was born and raised in Kalama, WA where I played 3 sports pretty much year round. I went on to play softball at George Fox University where I also earned my Bachelors in Social Work. After graduating I started working at the Emergency Support Shelter in Longview, WA as a Domestic Violence Legal Advocate. After working there for two years and with a baby on the way, I decided I wanted to find a job that was a little more family friendly, but something that I was still passionate about. Sports are a huge part of my life and I am very excited to step into the role of Athletic Director here at TRCS!
Degrees: Bachelors of Social Work from George Fox University
What you like about your job: I love stepping into a work environment that is Christ-centered! I think about what my last job would have been like had I been able to pray with clients and it makes me very excited that I can do that with staff and students here!
|Mr. Jim Chenoweth, Administrator Emeritus|
|Mr. Randy Lemiere, Principal Mentor Emeritus
Mr. Lemiere has been in education over 38 years. He is a retired public school teacher and coach. After teaching sixth grade at Three Rivers Christian, Mr. Lemiere fell in love with Christian Education. He’s been the Athletic Director for TRCS for three years and is now the High School Principal for three years, and is now the K-12 Principal. Mr. Lemiere has degrees from Lower Columbia College, Central Washington University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Portland. Favorite Bible verse: Matt. 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and give glory to God who is in Heaven.” “I love the Christian atmosphere here at TRCS. The kids, teacher and families are the best!”Email: email@example.com