Originally from California, Naiya graduated from Sterling College in 2008. After graduation she had the opportunity to serve with an urban ministry in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado. She feels that her time in Denver helped prepare her for ministry and leadership with women. Having retuned to Sterling she is looking forward to the relationships she will develop with the Sterling community and with the women of Evans Hall. During her time as a student at Sterling College she was involved in Student Government and the Campus Activity Board. Naiya enjoys laughter, missions, and learning about the world around her.
Resident Director of Douglas Men's Hall & Douglas Women's Hall
Eric is a 2006 graduate of Sterling College, where he received his degree in Christian Ministries with a minor in Exercise Science. He is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado and is serving in his seventh year as the Resident Director of Douglas Men's and Women's halls. Eric's passion is that every person who comes to Sterling will have an understanding of what it means to know Jesus Christ as their own personal savior and live their life following Him. Eric and his wife, Tonya (05' alum), have been married for 6 years and have a beautiful little girl named Jaely, who was born in January 2011. They love camping, fishing, biking, and hiking and any kind of sport. Eric is a 8-time Sterling College intramural champion. Oh yeah, that's right!
Cecil Smart is in his 3rd year as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the Sterling College Warriors. His primary duties include coaching the junior varsity team, recruiting, and coordinating the strength and conditioning program for the Warriors. He is a Sterling College graduate, having played for Coach Jaderston at both Trinity International and also at Sterling, where he was a member of the 2009 KCAC conference championship team.
My name is Addie Swihart and I am so excited that I get the opportunity to serve the ladies of McCreery Hall as their Resident Director. I am a 2011 graduate of Sterling College with an Elementary Education degree and a minor in Christian Ministries. While taking classes in these areas, I realized my passion is for people. I have thoroughly enjoyed the lasting relationships built over this last year as an RD and look forward to more this year!
Ben '08, earned a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in religion and philosophy from Sterling College and a masters from Eastern University in international development. Ben has served as the resident director for Campbell Hall since 2009. He enjoys hanging out with diverse groups of students at all types of campus events. Ben has served on the student success and retention committees on campus, served as the campus activities board advisor, and most recently has worked on a co-curricular programming plan for the the Sterling College honors program.
Josh (a.k.a "Wiz") came to Sterling as a student to play basketball. We are fortunate enough to have him back this year, not as a student, but as the Resident Director for Kilbourn Hall. Josh loves the opportunity that being an RD allows him to b e involved in young men's lives and to be a positive influence for them as they go through college.