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VISION

A strong family for every child.

MISSION

Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse by strengthening, equipping, and restoring children and families in crisis…“One Life at a Time.”®

OUR MODEL | CONTINUUM OF CARE

Olive Crest transforms the lives of children and families in crisis through the healing power of God, family, and community.

Children &
Families in Crisis

Abuse

Neglect

Isolation

Safe Home

Safety

Belonging

Stability

Equipping
For Life

Counseling

Education

Life Skills

Strong Family

Community

Confidence

Permanency

Your compassion today will prevent child abuse and help preserve families for generations to come.
$7.31 a day can keep a child safe and cared for at Olive Crest | $102.34 can provide two weeks of safety

OUR HISTORY

In 1973, Dr. Don and Lois Verleur took in four teenage girls and opened their first home for children. Drawing from the olive tree in the front yard and the idea of a family crest, Olive Crest, a name symbolizing “peaceful family,” was born.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Olive Crest makes available the teachings of Judeo-Christian principals while respecting the religious background of each individual. Olive Crest acknowledges the existence of a creator through whom restoration and healing of a person’s life can be fully accomplished.

CORE VALUES

Grace

Compassion, Forgiveness, Encouragement | Feeling compassion toward those who are experiencing crisis. Encouraging others through forgiveness. Loving your neighbor and sharing God’s undeserved kindness and mercy.

Truth

Honesty, Courage, Respectfulness | Exhibiting integrity through honesty. Demonstrating the courage and respect to be truthful, even in difficult situations. Doing the right thing even when it is hard.

Servanthood

Perseverance, Responsibility, Giving | Showing tenacity and responsibility in our commitment to serving children and families in crisis. Persevering where others may not in the relentless pursuit of God’s best. Providing meaningful ways for others to give back to those in need.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Woodside
Chairman of the Board

Board Member,
Oltmans Construction Co.

Lucas Baerg
Chief Financial Officer
PriceSpider

Stephanie Byerly
Attorney

Jill Wallace
CEO,
Casala Group Inc.

Jeff Mathews
Owner & General Partner,
Arden Limited Partnership

William Potter
Managing Member,
MessageBroadcast

Joe Cesta
Senior Managing Director
CBRE

Mike Haddad
Managing Director,
Ronald Blue Trust

Paul Rygalski
President/Owner
Managed Mobile, Inc.

Donald A. Verleur II, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Justin Laird, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Christensen
Chief Development Officer

Sharon Dean
Chief Administrative Officer

Annamarie Dachtler
Executive Director,
Los Angeles

Kerri Dunkelberger
Executive Director,
Orange County

Tracy Fitzsimmons
Executive Director,
Inland and Desert Communities

Paul LaRose
Executive Director,
Pacific Northwest

Jimmy Monaghan
Executive Director,
Nevada

FOUNDERS

Dr. Don and Lois Verleur

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