Janet’s enrollment at Sterling College was no surprise as all of her siblings had earned degrees from SC. She never left Sterling, marrying her husband shortly after graduation. She returned to SC in 1995, this time as an employee, becoming Registrar in 1998. Janet enjoys working with the students, offering guidance in the completion of their degrees.
Janet met her husband Steve while attending a local church during her college years. They have called Sterling home for the past 34 years, although Steve has lived in Sterling all his life. They have two grown sons, Todd and Mark. Todd is also a Sterling College graduate. In her spare time, Janet enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family.
Brett is originally from Rockwall, Tex. He went to Bethel College in 2005 and was a four year starter on their football team, being named the all conference quarterback three times. He played on two KCAC conference championship teams (2006, 2007) and graduated in 2009. After Bethel, he attended Wichita State University from 2009-2012 earning his masters degree in sports management.
As stated by Coles, "Coming back to Sterling College has been a dream of mine since the day after I graduated. I will get the chance to work with individuals that I consider mentors and friends...In the past year I have become more educated in the research field of AT, and I am very excited about using my new position to inspire SC students to be the best they can be."
Director of Development for Annual Programs; Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
If anyone should understand what is near and dear to the heart it is Luke because he has experienced it firsthand through Sterling College. Luke has a history with this school which has been a large piece of his heart - his parents attended Sterling as well as he and his wife. He now works as the Director of Development for Annual Programs and the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach.
Erin originally found herself at Sterling College as a student in 2003. Since then, she has graduated, served as the Resident Director of McCreery Hall, married, moved to Colorado, and finally returned to the charming town of Sterling where she now works at her alma mater as the Visit Experience Coordinator. She found herself back here when her husband, Luke, accepted a coaching position here.
Christian graduated from Sterling College in 2002, at which point he and his wife Stacy moved to Kansas City for graduate school. In addition to earning a Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Christian had the opportunity to work at two different churches in the Kansas City area.
Associate Vice President for Leadership Giving and Special Projects
Dr. Dewey returned to his native state of Kansas in June 2009 from Alberta, Canada, where he served as the president of Taylor University College and Seminary from 1997-2007. During his tenure at Taylor, the school’s endowment grew by almost 300%, and annual fund giving nearly doubled. For fourteen years prior to that, Dewey worked at Sioux Falls Seminary in South Dakota, first as the Director of Development and then as the Vice President for Advancement, participating in two capital campaigns, and leading the development, public relations, and recruitment staffs.
Jack Dillard is in his eighth season as the Head Men's and Women's Cross Country & Track Coach at Sterling College. During his time at Sterling, Dillard has build both a quality cross country and track program.
Andy was born and raised in Liberal, KS. He has four brothers and one step sister. He attended Sterling College and was active with the worship teams and choir. After college he spent three years in Wichita, KS where he worked at a daycare/preschool and worked as a substitute teacher for USD 260 and 259 (Derby and Wichita). Thre rest of his time was spent playing rugby. In the future Andy would like to travel the world and help people and eventually open his own orphanage in the states.
In 2011, Coach Dinkel’s pitching staff went 31-22 with five saves with an ERA of 4.27. Two of Coach Dinkel’s pitchers, Wes Tramble and Danny Valenzuela, were named All-KCAC First Team, and Tramble was also named KCAC Pitcher of the Year.