Staff

Gary Kempf

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Position: 
Athletic Director

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. Gregory P. Kerr

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Position: 
Vice President of Academic Affairs

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 Kirchoff

Vicky Kirchoff 2012
Position: 
Physical Plant Office Manager

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

Song Kirk 2012
Position: 
Housekeeping

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.

Office

Maintenance Building

Contact Information

Phone: (620) 278-4240

 

Lonnie Kruse

Lonnie Kruse 2012
Position: 
Head Women's Basketball Coach

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.

Betsy Lambert

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Position: 
SCO Recruiting Specialist

Betsy started as a part time online recruiting specialist in July 2013 and loves being a part of the SC community.  Helping people achieve their academic goals amidst their busy lifestyles is something she finds rewarding. She is also a substitute teacher in the area.  Betsy and her family relocated to Sterling almost 10 years ago from the Chicago suburbs.  Betsy is a huge fan of Sterling College football due to the fact that her husband, Andy is the head football coach. They have four daughters, their oldest one graduating from SC spring 2014.

Chuck Lambert

Chuck Lambert 2012
Position: 
Assistant Football Coach, Offensive Line

Chuck Lambert begins his eighth season as Defensive Coordinator for the Sterling College Warrior football program in 2011.

Lambert’s defense ranked first in the KCAC for the second straight year and 17th in the NAIA in scoring de¬fense in 2010, building Lambert’s streak of having a defense in the top 25 in the nation in scoring defense to five straight seasons. Coach Lambert’s 2010 defense was ranked nationally in the top 25 in five different defensive statistical categories.

Andy Lambert

Andy Lambert 2012
Position: 
Head Football Coach

Andy Lambert is entering his ninth season as the head coach of the Sterling College Warrior football program and his sixteenth as a head coach.  Lambert has an overall record of 76-78.

Jenny Lane

Jenny Lane 2012
Position: 
Director of Ministry Teams

Jenny Lane serves as the Director of Ministry Teams for Sterling College. SC’s Ministry Teams lead worship services and special events for churches and schools. Ministry Teams are made up of current college students with talents in photography, graphic design, production arts, singing, worship leading, theater, and communications.

Loida Leone

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Position: 
Campus Counselor

Loida’s office doors rarely stop swinging – open, closed, open, closed.  She works part-time as the Sterling College Campus Counselor, and has a deep desire to see students find, through their hurts and challenges, a place of healing and, ultimately redemption, through Christ Jesus.  She is experienced in biblical and trained in secular counseling, therefore can serve students using either approach, or tools from both, based on the students’ preference.