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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6

Crean Lutheran Counselors seek to shepherd students through high school, prepare students for college, and ultimately trust in the Lord's plan over their lives. Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism. The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever they pursue!

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Four Year College Planning

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Comprehensive School Counseling

Crean Lutheran High School, guided by the mission of Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, provides credentialed Christian counselors who support students in the areas of academic preparedness, college and career readiness, social and emotional support, and spiritual health offered through a Christian worldview. Our approach to counseling encourages partnership between the student, family, and school. Our primary goal is to instill the Saints Values and our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes to prepare students for college, career, and a life of Christian service. In the book of Proverbs 3:5-6, we are told, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Crean Lutheran counselors share the belief that each student is made in God’s image and is individually blessed with gifts, talents, and opportunities to glorify the Lord [1 Peter 4:10]. Furthermore, students have access to a comprehensive school counseling program that serves their academic, college, career, personal, social, and spiritual development (Ephesians 2:8-10) regardless of their learning differences, race, ethnicity, gender (Genesis 1:26-27), or nationality. We believe that each student has God-given abilities that will allow him or her to achieve success in high school as well as in their post-secondary path (Galatians 3: 23-29, Psalm 106, Proverbs 11:14).


Crean Lutheran's counselor to student ratio is 155:1 compared to the California state ratio of 601:1.

Class of 2022




million in scholarships, an average award of $52,709 per student.


seniors attending universities ranked in the US News top-50 schools (U.S. News & World Report)


went on to attend a college or university


seniors went to a four-year college


seniors went to a Christian University


seniors attending University of California

College Attendance

This is a list of institutions where a few of our graduates are pursuing higher education.

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Meet the Counseling Staff

Our six counselors are active members of both the National Association of College Admission Counselors as well as the American School Counseling Association.  The counseling staff is trained to provide comprehensive counseling services that include: academic planning, personal/social support, college/career readiness, and spiritual guidance.

At Crean Lutheran we have:

6 full-time Credentialed Counselors

  • 4 Counselors for grades 9-12
  • 1 Learning Success Program Counselor
  • 1 International Counselor

Additionally, a Campus Pastor is available for consultation and spiritual guidance.

Ellie Beavis - Senior Director of Student Wellness 

949.387.1199 ext. 2181

Sherrie Lah - Director of International Department & Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2406

Mary Oliver - Learning Success Program Director

949.387.1199 ext. 2404

Shawneece rivera - School Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2141

Jamie Elser -  School Counselor


priscillla zedaker -  School Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2451

Breanna Herd -  School Counselor


Ariana Caronna - LSP School Counselor


stacy kemp - academic advisor

949.387.1199 ext. 2505

maddie beavers - counseling & academic clerk

949.387.1199 ext. 2506

bronwen estrada - registrar

949.387.1199 ext. 2410