Mike JOhnson

Director of Boys’ Athletics

Mike Johnson joins HCS with a number of years coaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels. He grew up in Ohio playing football, basketball, and baseball. From there he attended Purdue and began working as a student manager with the basketball team and later in Operations. He spent 18 years coaching basketball at CSUN, USC, and UC Irvine.

With over a decade of working in ministry at Shepherd Church and Freedom Church, Mike continued to coach multiple sports at all levels. His experience in these areas has helped in the development of many student athletes. He has also been directly involved in working with high school students to pursue their goals of being a college athlete.

Mike and his wife Molly have been married 28 years and sent all three of their children through HCS. Mike enjoys being outdoors and is a lifelong Cincinnati Bengals fan.

Rebecca Kendrick

Director of Girls’ Athletics

Bachelor of Science, Human Development-Psychology

Masters of Science, Sport Management: Sport Administration

Rebecca initially joined the HCS staff as the Middle School Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach. A year later, she took on a full-time role, as she became the Athletic Director of Kindergarten-8th Grade. In a short period of time, the elementary participation more than doubled and the middle school program grew from seven teams to as many as seventeen. Under her leadership as Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach, the girls competed in the league championships five different seasons. At the end of 2017, Rebecca stepped away from coaching to focus all of her efforts on the Athletic Department and other campus responsibilities.

Rebecca completed her Master of Science in Sport Administration with an emphasis in Sport Management to better her leadership, the department, and the ministry. She spent ten years as the Heritage Christian Middle School Athletic Director and played a large role in the league as a Commissioner and Officer. In the summer of 2022, Rebecca accepted the new title of Director of Girls’ Athletics. Her deep history at HCS, experience, and continued investment are a great asset. She looks forward to diligently working to support and lead our coaches and athletes.

Devina Halpert

Girls’ Athletic Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Sports Management
University of Utah

Before transitioning to the Athletic Department, Devina was the Varsity Softball Head Coach. In her six years of coaching, Heritage Christian’s softball program won two Olympic League titles in 2016 and 2017. In addition to the 2017 season, Heritage Christian made an appearance in the Division 5 Southern Section CIF championship game and finished as runner-ups.

Devina received her Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in Sports Management at the University of Utah. Her degree continues to remain beneficial in her management responsibilities within the department. Devina has a passion for sports, athletes, and the opportunities that athletics can create. While temporarily stepping away from coaching, she’s excited to be a part of the the Athletic Department and also spend more time being a mom to her four children.


Boys’ Athletic Assistant

Bachelor of Arts, Teaching and Coaching
The Masters University

Kayla graduated from Heritage Christian in 2017 after playing Varsity Soccer for four years. During that time, HCS was the Undefeated League Champions in 2016. She went on to play for The Masters University and where she received her BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis on teaching and coaching. Kayla has also been the Assistant Coach for the Varsity Girls’ Soccer team at HCS and is excited to be working behind the scenes in Athletics as the Boys’ Athletic Assistant.

Fall Sports

Irene Kendrick
High School Girls’ Cheerleading

Greg Hart
High School Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country

Brent Huff
High School Boys’ Football

Natalia Simmons
High School Girls’ Volleyball

Carianne Long
Middle School Girls’ Cheerleading

Nick Saldivia
Elementary Co-ed Soccer

Winter Sports

Nick Saldivia
High School Boys’ Soccer

Irene Kendrick
High School Girls’ Cheerleading

Paul Tait
High School Boys’ Basketball

Spring Sports

Devina Halpert
Middle School Girls’ Softball

Terry Johnson
High School Track

Isaac Regenstreif
High School Boys’ Lacrosse

Nick Saldivia
Elementary Co-ed Soccer