Tina Holland

What do you do at Calvary?
I am the Preschool director here at Calvary Christian School.

How did you come to Calvary and how long have you been here?

Jerry Haddock of ACSI ask me to apply here at Calvary in 2001 and as they say, “the rest is history”.

What is your educational background and training?

I attended Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College, UCLA, and Platt College. I have a degree in ECE and Graphic Art.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in South Orange County, CA.

Tell us about your family…

My heritage is Basque and Spaniard. I am the third generation here in California. I married a southern gentleman from Decatur, Alabama. We have two beautiful daughters. Our oldest works with special needs students and our youngest is in her doctoral program at Azusa Pacific University obtaining her DPT.

Tell us how you “popped the question,” or how it was popped to you.

I met my husband in September and he asked me to marry him in November at the beach with the full moon shining down on us. We were married one month later! That was in 1980!

What is your favorite memory from your time at Calvary Church?

My favorite time is when the entire Preschool staff went grocery shopping for a thanksgiving feast fit for a King! We all came back to school and prepare that Thanksgiving feast, the fun we all had telling stories and cooking, baking and delivering the feast to the rescue mission in Santa Ana is a treasured memory.

Who have been the biggest spiritual influencers in your life?

Eunice Dirks and my youngest daughter!

Favorite place you’ve been in the world and where do you want to go next?

My favorite trip was to NY City and the New England states (Canada was cool as well) and  I would love to go to Scotland on a golfing trip.

When I can’t be found at Calvary, I can be found…

in the Sands… at the beach or at the golf course either place, it’s all good.

Hidden Talent?

Demolition and reconstruction (We just purchased a fixer-upper)

What do you count as the greatest invention of the last 100 years?

Penicillin