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School Board

President - April Diedrich

April is a retired elementary school principal, working 40 years for LAUSD. She is currently working with CSUDH as a supervisor for university student teachers. April also volunteers teaching STEAM lessons for the children of Family Promise, serves as a mentor with Walk with Sally and a garden angel with BCHD. April leads our church outreach ministries and supports children’s education. She has been a member of RLC for over 15 years.

Vice President - Marty Ensberg

Marty is a retired banker with 48 years’ experience in building business. He has strong analytical and sales skills. Marty has extensive experience in commercial real estate lending, asset based lending and leveraged finance. Awards include being selected 5 times for the presidents Club Achievement Award for Top performance within Citizen’s Bank. Marty has served on the Board of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of commerce , the Hermosa beach Little league and as vice president on the Church council for Resurrection Lutheran church.

Church Council Representative- Judy Milner

Judy has lived in the beach cities since 1952. She and her husband owned and operated a tourist shop for 42 years on the Redondo Beach pier. Other businesses included a restaurant, pet store and the largest gift shop on San Pedro's Ports o Call. Judy's daughter is an alumni of RHLPS and RHLS, attending pre-school through eighth grade at our Christian school. Judy is an active member of the RLC congregation. She serves on the church Council, the School Board and various ministry teams. Her interests include her dog and neighborhood walks. Judy also enjoys trips to the birthing lagoon of the coast of Mexico for the gray whales and a recent great white shark dive expedition

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Member - Sally Buss

Sally has been an educator for over 45 years. She has taught primarily at the middle school, high school, and university levels. She has a doctorate in social science education from the University of Georgia and spent the last 22 years of her career teaching eighth grade at Trinity Lutheran School in Clinton Township, Michigan. Sally is relatively new to the South Bay. Her four adult children were first to make the move; Sally and her husband, Greg, followed more recently. They also have five grandchildren in the area. Sally is pleased to serve on the Riviera Hall Lutheran School Board.

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Member - Jill Ricci

Jill attended Trinity Lutheran School in Hawthorne through 8th grade. After graduating from UCLA with a math degree, she taught in Palos Verdes School District for 40 years. Jill is married to John Ricci and has 2 daughters, 1 stepson, and 7 grandchildren. Jill has been a member of RLC for close to 50 years. She feels blessed to be a member of the school board and is looking forward to an exciting school year.

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Member - Christina Cuevas

Christina Cuevas MD is a medical professional specializing in aesthetics. Following her medical degree and aesthetics fellowship in Mexico, she holds respected licenses as an esthetician and phlebotomist  within California.  Christina often facilitates classes for different workshops on emotional intelligence training and life coaching. She also serves as the Executive Assistant for the Bauhaus Group and Bauhaus Constructors Corp., a property management and construction company co-led with  her husband. Christina champions education and community service. As a mother of 2 boys, she actively contributes to the PVO at RHLS.Her passionate involvement with non-profit organizations, notably MITT, further underscores her commitment to community service.

Pastor Ken Johnson

In His ministry at Resurrection Lutheran Church Pastor Johnson focuses on interaction with other religious communities and partners in business, government, the arts and civic society.  Concerned for all the people of Resurrection Church, School and Preschool, he has a particular passion for the care and wellbeing of homeless people in the community parish.

Pastor Johnson is a graduate of Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, studied at the Drucker Institute, Stetson University and SUNY in Buffalo, New York.

Pastor Johnson lives in Redondo Beach with is wife Barbie.

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