Melissa is originally from Pretty Prairie, KS. She fell in love with Sterling College while attending from 2004-2007. After graduating with a B.A in psychology, she spent four years working with adults with severe mental illness at a mental health center. She joined the SC staff in July 2011 as an administrative assistant in the Student Life Office. Melissa’s passion is that every student would come to know Christ in a personal and transformational way. When she’s not at work, Melissa enjoys cooking, traveling to Pennsylvania to see her extremely cu
Laurel graduated from Gordon College with a degree in biblical studies and a minor in missions. She and her husband, Mark, were missionaries in Turkey for a year and a half early in their marriage. They moved to Sterling in 2006 and absolutely love it. They have three sons, Caleb, Micah and Josiah.
Laurel began working in the library in 2010 and really enjoys working with the students. She has led women’s Bible studies on campus and is co-leading a group of students to the Mediterranean this summer.
Deb was born and raised here in Sterling, Kansas. She graduated from Sterling high school and attended Hutchinson Community College. She now lives in Sterling with her husband, Curt and together have two children, Brenna and Derek as well as their grandaughter, Morgan. Brenna is married to SC Alumni, Brandon Winn.
Deb started working in the athletic department in 1995 and can truly say, "This has been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. Getting to know the student athletes and working with a great coaching staff truly makes for the best job!"
Rick Winters was born and raised in Florida and moved to Kansas in 1987. Rick started working for Sterling College in 1999. He and his wife Diana have 5 children. Rick enjoys the outdoors and hunting in his spare time.
Serving as the Vice President for Student Life, Tina enjoys watching students grow spiritually and academically while they are at Sterling College. She serves as a member of the president’s cabinet and chairs both the emergency preparedness committee and the student success committee focused on student retention.
Del was born and raised in Maine and came to Kansas in the 1970’s. He graduated from Pratt Community College in 1994. Before coming to Sterling College, Del worked for eight years for the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America, first as a Camp Ranger and later as Property Manager, managing all council properties and Capital Improvements. Del is married to Jenni who is an evening shift chef and supervisor for Chartwell’s Dining Service here at Sterling College. He also has 3 grown children living on their own now.