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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 in crisis
though the healing power of God, family, and community.

Children &
Families in Crisis

Abuse

Neglect

Isolation

Safe Home

Safety

Belonging

Stability

Equiping
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 is rooted and established in Biblical values. It is our joy to not only serve children and families in crisis in their practical, physical needs, but to also provide opportunities for every person to grow spiritually. We are confident that one of the best ways to do this is to engage in local faith communities where needs and concerns can be cared for…“One Life at a Time.”®

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

Dr. Don and Lois Verleur
Founders

James Woodside
Chairman of the Board,
Board Member,
Oltmans Construction Co.

Lucas Baerg
Chief Financial Officer
PriceSpider

Stephanie Byerly
Attorney

Joe Cesta
Senior Managing Director
CBRE

Dayna A. DeVito-Fleck
Account Executive,
Alliant Employee Benefits

Mike Haddad
Managing Director,
Ronald Blue Trust

Jill Wallace
CEO,
Casala Group Inc.

Jeff Mathews
Owner & General Partner,
Arden Limited Partnership

William Potter
Managing Member,
MessageBroadcast

Paul Rygalski
President/Owner,
Managed Mobile, Inc.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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

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

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