Parent Teacher Fellowship
With prayerful dependence on God, the Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF) exists to improve and enhance the relationship between Mariners Christian School families and the school overall. PTF supports our faculty and staff in order to enrich the children’s education, providing parents with the opportunity to participate in daily school life, as well as special events and projects that contribute to the growth and success of our school.
Parents are automatically a member of PTF and an important part of the school program. Involvement in PTF provides a wonderful opportunity to build relationships within the school community and to teach children the importance of serving others. Together, parents make MCS a unique place for our children to grow in Christ.
There are so many ways to be involved at MCS. For more information about PTF, please reach out to email@example.com.
Amy is serving her second year as PTF President. Amy and her husband TJ have 3 children (Brody MCS grad ’22 currently a freshman at Mater Dei, Beckett in 7th and Brinley in 1st). Amy is the owner and proprietor of Rove Design, Inc. located in Newport Beach. She co-chaired the successful 2020 Evening of Community and Celebration Gala in her first year at MCS. Amy was also a key player in bringing back the MCS Golf Classic.
Amy has served as the 7th and 8th grade boys volleyball coach and has been an Elementary Room Parent. Amy is looking forward to continuing all of the traditional MCS community events and while introducing some exciting new things!
Julie Dunbar is going on her 5th year at MCS. The Dunbar’s oldest daughter, Paisley, is a 3rd grader and started at MCS in TK. Scarlett is in 1st grade this year. Julie’s youngest, Annabel will be in preschool at Lil Lighthouse. Julie served as the Elementary Room Parent Coordinator last year and is looking forward to her new role as our PTF VP of Staff and Parent Relations.
Megan Pierson and her husband, Christopher have been blessed to be MCS parents since 2012. We have three
daughters: Elle (15), now at Mater Dei, Saylor (12) 7th grade, and Scottie (8) 2nd grade. Megan is looking forward to serving as the PTF Head of School Events. She is excited to be introducing a few new community events while continuing all the traditional MCS happenings.
Krista Pulatian is honored to serve PTF for the 3rd year as Treasurer. Watching God's work at MCS has been a faith journey and just amazing to watch from the sidelines. Krista and her husband Greg have two boys, Ryan in 3rd grade and Nick in 1st grade. The boys enjoy basketball, baseball, bike rides and making messes around the house. When not volunteering at MCS, Krista works full-time in Human Resources at a financial company.
Shawne and Jeff have been married for 16 years and have been blessed with two children, Manoah (class of 2022) 9th grade attending Mater Dei and Naomi in 3rd grade. The Leiato family is forever grateful for the blessing of this sacred and special place they have called “home away from home” for 10 years and counting.
Brian Yun, and his wife, Erin, moved to OC from Chicago 9 years ago to run his digital marketing agency. They have one son, Nolen, who started at MCS last year and is going into 7th grade. Brian has coached a variety of youth sports over the last 7 years and, last year, he coached the 6th grade boy's flag football, basketball, and volleyball teams. In addition to coaching, Brian developed partnerships with CHOC, Caterina's Club, and the Anaheim School District to help nurture, feed, and mentor local kids.
Mary Oronoz and her family became a part of the MCS Community in 2020 when her eldest daughter Valentina started in TK. Valentina is now entering 1st grade and little sis Gaby is going into TK. Mary served as a Room Parent in Kindergarten last year and has loved volunteering on campus whenever possible. Mary looks forward to continuing to serve our amazing school as The Elementary Room Parent Coordinator.
Jen Awad, chair of the 2023 Gala. She and her husband Keith have been married for 21 years. They are both rooted here in So Cal- graduates of Mater Dei and the University of San Diego. Jen has 3 children - Parker is a senior at Edison, Shane is a senior at Mater Dei and Brooke is 8th grade at MCS. Jen is looking forward to seeing our amazing MCS community at the gala this year!
Jaime Saul Hong
Jaime Saul Hong is VP of the commercial division at Fidelity National Title Insurance. Favorite activities include traveling with her family, supporting children’s charities, skiing, running and writing. She’s currently a member of the Orangewood Board, the 360 Miracles Board, the Building Block Foundation Fund Board and the MCS PTF. She and her husband Steve are parents to daughters Charlotte (2nd grade) and Emmeline (1st grade) and love volunteering and participating in Mariners activities. The family attends Mariners Christian Church.
Anna Tester is one of our MCS Golf Tournament co-chairs. She is both an alumni mom and a current mom. She has three kids Hampton ('20), Jack('22), Mary Frances (6th grade). This will be her eleventh year at MCS and she could not be more excited to serve MCS as part of PTF! When not at school, Anna and her family love to go back to Alabama and visit family or head to Colorado for skiing or crazy off the grid hikes. She hopes to see many of you at this year's golf tournament! Go Lions!
Mercedes Meserve is the mother to Grant & Hunter in 7th grade, Blair in 4th grade at Our Lady Queen of Angels School, and Deebo, a 2 year old Goldendoodle. She is married to Scott, whom she met in college. Last year was an extraordinary first year for their family at MCS! She looks forward to serving as this year’s Middle School Room Parent.
This is Jayne's 4th year at MCS. Crew is in 4th grade and Lawson is in 2nd. Jayne is looking forward to heading up the newly constructed MCS Spirit Student Store! Jayne and her husband, Scott Hamilton, are grateful for the entire staff’s dedication to loving, guiding and protecting our children.
This will be the Barbour’s 4th year at MCS and Stephanie’s second year serving on PTF. It has been a blessing to give back to MCS school’s teachers and staff. Colin will be in 3rd grade and he can be found playing soccer, lacrosse, and basketball any day of the week. Reese will be in 1st grade and has a passion for soccer, flag football and fashion (look for her crazy sock choices each day). During the week when Stephanie is not answering to “mom”, she is COO of Beach Bunny Swimwear and Derek is VP of Land Development at Richland which means the Barbours couldn’t do life without the MCS ASP team. On the weekends you can find the Barbours on a sports field, the beach, traveling, and attending Mariners Church, Irvine. The Barbour family can’t wait to see what God has planned for this school year!
Brittany Solaas, is mom to Parker, who will be in 1st grade in the fall. This will be their 2nd year at MCS. Last year Brittany served was a room parent in Ms. DeAllen’s Kindergarten class. Her constant joy and smile make her the perfect Sunshine Committee leader. Brittany is looking forward to making this a bright and joy filled year for all!