Leadership & Staff

Our Team

Deacon Mike


Interim President

Mike Derrick

Founding Principal

Christian Kampfl

Executive Director

Steve Egge

Director of Corporate Work Study

Beth Nicar

Chief Advancement Officer

Alfonso Magaña

Assistant Principal


Dean of School Culture

Maira Lopes

Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Greg Brown

Director of IT


Office Administrator


Development Specialist


Associate Director of CWSP


Associate Director of CWSP


School Counselor


College Counselor


Admissions & Financial Aid Coordinator


Operational Support

Board of Directors

Fernando holds an MS in Business Leadership from Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership, a BA in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Panamericana and a diploma in Culinary Arts from San Diego Culinary Institute. From a young age, he has been engaged in different church organizations and activities, like leading Evangelizadores de Tiempo Completo, a group of full-time lay ministers working for priests in remote Mexican parishes. He also founded and led Slimarket, a healthy-food restaurant and a vegetable farming and packing business. Fernando is currently an active board member of Bodesa, SAPI, a retail chain founded in 1887 by his great-grandfather and currently operating more than 90 stores in Western Mexico.

Kevin is the President of Cathedral Catholic High School and adjunct lecturer at the University of San Diego. Kevin has spent his entire professional career in Catholic education, including teaching at Verbum Dei High School in LA. Kevin earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from The Catholic University of America, a master’s degree in education from Fordham University, and bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Deacon Mike Daniels is active Deacon for the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, serving at St Brigid Parish. As Feasibility Study Chair, Deacon Mike led the initial effort to open Cristo Rey San Diego High School. He sits on the Board of Regents for Seattle University and is a past Board Member at Fr. Joes Villages Homeless Shelter. Deacon Mike was a Founding Board Member of The Monarch School and Nativity Prep School, and is a Past President of San Diego Executives Associate, National Artist Materials Associate, and All Hallows Parish Council.

Colm Driscoll is the Chief Financial Officer of Precision Diagnostics, a San Diego-based laboratory focused on partnering with pain management and addiction medicine clinicians to improve patient outcomes.  Prior to entering the private sector, Colm spent several years in public accounting at Big 4 firms Ernst & Young and KPMG. Colm earned his BA in Accounting from Seattle University where he met his future wife.  Following college, Colm spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working on affordable housing issues in Chicago. In his “free” time, he lovingly and dutifully provides personal chef and chauffeur services for his three young children.

Dean currently serves as a Director and is the President/CEO of the David C. Copley Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego. He was formerly a Director and the President of The Copley Press, Inc., where he served in various finance and other capacities since 1985. Prior to his time at Copley, he worked as a CPA in public accounting with what is now Ernst & Young. Dean previously served as a member of the Finance Council for the Diocese of San Diego. Dean is active in the local Cursillo movement and served on the Board of Directors for All for God. He is a former Board Chair for the Copley-Price Family YMCA.
Damian has a diverse background with extensive experience in finance, real estate, technology, and non-profit organizations. He is the Founder of SmartProperty, a capital reserve planning software startup. Over the past 16 years he has worked in the real estate industry, and served as CEO of Barrera & Co., a capital reserve planning firm. Damian was previously the Director for Stewardship and Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, where helped establish the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego, the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program, and numerous community partnerships. He currently serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America Imperial and San Diego Counties, A Faith That Does Justice, and the Latino Leadership & Policy Forum. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Philosophy.
Anjie is an attorney who recently relocated to San Diego. She currently offers legal services pro bono through the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program. She also serves on the Parent Advisory Board of San Diego State University. Prior to moving to San Diego, Anjie resided in Atlanta where she was very active in the Catholic community both working in a Catholic grade school and volunteering through her children’s Catholic schools. She also assisted low-income families in resolving their legal issues as part of an Atlanta medical-legal partnership. She graduated, with honors, from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received her law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Conor is the Director of School Growth at the Cristo Rey Network. Prior to Cristo Rey, Conor practiced as a trial attorney in Chicago, where he was active in the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and was recognized as a ”40 Under Forty” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of Illinois’s up-and-coming attorneys in 2015, and received the St. Robert Bellarmine Award in 2016 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. A trial lawyer and longtime Chicagoland resident, Conor has been involved with Cristo Rey in myriad ways, including consulting work at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep.

Chris Lopez, CPA, CRFAC, has over 15 years of experience in accounting and assurance engagements. Chris began his career at Deloitte, a big-four accounting firm. While gaining important industry knowledge, Chris advanced to the position of audit senior. In 2007, Chris joined Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, focusing the majority of his efforts on audits of nonprofit organizations, and was a key contributor to the development of the firm’s audit practice. Chris was promoted to senior manager where he transitioned to a technical lead for the audit practice. In addition to working on multiple audits with his team, Chris is tasked with the responsibilities of achieving business development and growth goals and cultivating and maintaining client relationships. Chris also provides advisory services in the areas of internal control analysis, application of U.S. GAAP, and financial reporting. 

Chris attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a CPA and earned his CRFAC. He resides in San Diego with his wife and two young children, and is an avid guitar player. Chris is also a dedicated student and practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Bob is a San Diego business leader, an education advocate, and a devoted Catholic. He holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School. Bob has led companies both large and small, including Claritas, National Decision Systems, Extrabux, nliven systems, and SupraMed. Bob is co-founder of Tech SD. Bob served on the San Dieguito Union School District Prop AA Oversight Committee for two terms and was a member of the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation for four years, serving as President for two. Bob also co-founded the DoGoodClub Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising money to help the homeless.

Herb is the Sr. Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Efficient Market Advisors, which he founded in 2004. Previously, he held leadership positions at LPL Financial, Dreyfus and ING Funds group, and J&W Seligman & Co. Herb has been interviewed by multiple publications including Forbes, CBS Market Watch, Business Week, Investment News, Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular guest on CNBC television. Herb served as President of the Board of Administration of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. Herb is passionate about supporting education through philanthropy, and has served on the board of The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. and the Grand Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. He also served as Director chair of the Arizona School Choice Trust from 2000-2002. Herb graduated, with Honors, from The University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Father Bill has spent his career in Catholic education. He served as teacher and principal at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Buffalo, and taught at Mater Dei High School in San Diego. He has been pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in San Diego, where he also served the Newman Club at SDSU. He was appointed pastor at St. Patrick in 2004, Regional Councilor for the CJM in 2011, and Regional Bursar in 2012. He was appointed US Region Superior in 2017.
Martha has recently retired from Sempra, where she was Executive Vice President & General Counsel. Previously, she served as president of Vestas American Wind Systems in Portland. Martha served nearly ten years at Duke Energy and its spin-off, Spectra Energy Corp., where she was president and CEO of Spectra Energy Transmission. Prior to joining Duke Energy, Ms. Wyrsch worked at KN Energy, Inc. in a variety of senior roles; served as an attorney with Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver; and was a legislative assistant to former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming, a law degree from George Washington University, and has completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Martha also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cristo Rey Network.
Mark is the Senior Director of Mission at Scripps Mercy Hospital and has served in that role at hospitals in the Providence Health System. Prior to moving to health care, Mark served at Loyola Marymount University in several roles, including Dean of Students. He is a former Catholic high school teacher and campus minister, and has a passion for the mission of Cristo Rey schools. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Whole Person Care Initiative, a statewide ministry sponsored by the California Catholic Conference. Mark holds a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University.