Nancy came to Sterling College at a very difficult time in her life. When friends on campus knew she was in need of a job, they told her about an opening in the Education Program. Unknown to her at the time, Sterling quickly became a place of healing and ministry. Since then, Nancy works as an Administrative Assistant for the Sterling Teacher Education Program (STEP). Nancy especially loves that at Sterling College you are free to share your faith in such a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.
Head men's basketball coach Dean Jaderston begins his 5th season at Sterling. During his tenure at Sterling the Warriors have finished no lower than 5th in the final season standings. In 2009 the Warriors raised the bar, setting a single season school record with 21 wins and earning the KCAC regular season championship for the first time since 1995. The Warriors earned their 3rd trip to the NAIA national tournament in the last 8 years and were ranked as high as 17th in the nation during that stretch.
Marge is the epitome of someone who fell in love with Sterling College and could never leave. She came to Sterling as a student many years ago. During that time she met her husband, also a student here. About thirty years ago, Marge began working in Admissions which continued to expose her to the family atmosphere of Sterling. She and her husband, Ed, have four children, two of whom have graduated from Sterling College, as well as eight grandchildren.
Paul Kempf graduated from Sterling College in 2010 with a major in k-12 Physical Education and Exercise Science. He played Football for Sterling College under coach Lambert from 2005 – 2009.
Paul enjoys playing deer hunting, hand fishing, and watching football. He has been married to his beautiful wife Samantha since June 2008. They reside in Sterling with their two dogs Nitschke and Ginger.
Bachelor in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Sterling College
Gary Kempf is Sterling College's athletic director, overseeing all the athletic programs, managing general department operations and donor development for athletics. Gary also serves as a member of the president’s cabinet.
Dr. Kerr began his tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2010. He provides oversight to the academic programs of Sterling College, including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies, library, academic support, registrar, institutional assessment, and Sterling College Online, the distance education division of the College.
Vicky is a lifelong resident of Sterling. She came to Sterling College in 1992 in the Housekeeping department and is currently the Physical Plant Office Manager. Vicky enjoys building relationships with students that last long past graduation. She believes that Sterling College is a wonderful place to grow as a Christian whether you are a student or an employee.
Song Kirk began working for Sterling College in maintenance and housekeeping in 1997. She is known on campus for her sweet disposition and ability to make others smile. Kirk is also locally known for her Thai cooking. Featured in the Hutchinson News on July 13, 2010, Kirk talks about the ingredients in her dishes, how she learned to cook, and her first experience with American food. She has served at Sterling College for more than 15 years.
Lonnie (a.k.a. Coach Kruse) serves as the Head Women's Basketball Coach here at Sterling College, a place that he finds to be very familiar. Lonnie enjoyed the school and community of Sterling College when he was a student here and he still feels that the Christian environment is important to his family. He finds the uniqueness of Sterling to be a highlight-Sterling is a true Christian college and the community provides a one of a kind support. Lonnie is married to his wife, Carol, and has 4 daughters, and 7 grandchildren. He was born in Ellsworth, Kansas.