Partner with us Donate

Welcome HCA's new HCESC Executive Director

Willem Hartley Photo

The Heritage Christian Education Society Calgary (HCESC) is excited to welcome Willem Hartley to Heritage Christian Academy as the HCESC Executive Director effective June 1, 2021.

Willem, originally from South Africa, brings over 13 years of experience in organizational development. He has attended South African Theological Seminary, Trinity Bible College, Australian Institute of Business, and currently University Canada West.  During his education, he has earned a Bachelor of Theology, Master of Arts in Leadership, Post Graduate Certificate in Management, and currently working towards completing his Master of Business Administration.

Willem is excited to draw upon his range of educational and professional experience to add value to the HCA community.  Working with the HCA team, Willem is looking forward to working together and accomplishing our shared goal of equipping students for life through quality, Christian education that inspires a commitment to Jesus Christ and the pursuit of excellence in academics, moral character, and service to others.


Hello! My name is Willem Hartley, and I am excited to join the amazing HCA community that I have heard so much about.

I am married to my best friend, Mariska. We have one son, Joshua (7), and two adorable spaniels. Besides work, I enjoy playing Legos with my son, travelling, walks, and good coffee. I am also adventurous and enjoy trying new things.

A life scripture for me is Hosea 2:20. In the NLT, it reads, “I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the LORD.” This scripture has been highlighted to me repeatedly during these unprecedented times. I am encouraged to know that Jesus is faithful. Faithful in provision, faithful in His relentless pursuit of us, and faithful in revealing Himself to us. To know Jesus and make Him known is an incredible privilege we share. 

© Copyright Heritage Christian Academy