Hennes Guerpo is the longest tenured staff member, within the athletic department, at La Sierra University.
Guerpo is originally from the Big Island of Hawaii. This is where is love for sports began. He started participating in sports as a child, such as karate and boxing. He received two blue belt degrees in Japanese karate, Showyn Ryu and Shotokan.
In high school, Guerpo played varsity volleyball, track and field, cross country, and soccer. At La Sierra University, he played men's volleyball for three years.
Hennes has remained active, participating in long distance running events and cycling. He has completed four century bicycle rides, including the Mount Gorgonio ride twice, Big Bear Mountain, and Mount Whitney, all successful climbs. He enjoys working out, playing basketball, tennis, ping-pong, and softball. In addition to outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and fishing. Most of all, Hennes loves to help people. It is his passion.
Guerpos duties include assisting the athletic department with a variety of tasks which include driving and maintenance of the athletic bus, assisting with game management and other administrative tasks.
Guerpo and his wife Nancy recently received the Jay J. Nethery Award for their service to La Sierra, their commitment to students, to God and the campus. The university has employed the couple for 17 years. His wife Nancy is La Sierra’s director of residential life.
Hennes graduated from La Sierra University, with a degree in Theology. He and his wife Nancy have one adult daughter.