Faculty

Dr. Brian Mills

Dr. Mills earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University; two M.A. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, one in Marriage and Family Therapy and the other in Religious Education, a M.A. in Family Ministry, and a B.A. in psychology from Friends University.  An experienced professor, he is currently Pastor at Moundridge United Methodist Church. Brian is the father of three children and enjoys working out, reading, traveling with his wife, and following KU sports in his free time.

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Brent Peintner

Brent has over 22 years working in the parks and recreation industry, primarily on the local government level. For nearly 20 years he has served as the Superintendent of Recreation in Cheney, Kansas. During his years he oversaw a highly progressive department that continues to grow in programming and facilities.

Brent served on the state Kansas Recreation and Parks Association executive board for 12 years. He also created multiple workshops and assisted with state conference planning that often included serving as a speaker and presenter in many continuing education sessions.

Dr. Bill Anderson

Bill is a familiar face to many of us at Sterling College, as he has a rich history with the community of Sterling, as well as the USD 376 School District. Bill comes to us from Canton, KS where he has spent the last few years as Superintendent of Schools for USD 419 Canton-Galva. Prior to that, Bill was the 7-12 Principal for Sterling Jr/Sr High School from 2007 through 2019.

Dr. Samuel Hokamp

Samuel comes to us from De Pere, Wisconsin, where he has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, from Spring 2019 through Spring 2021. Dr. Hokamp was also a graduate teaching associate and instructor of record at Bowling Green State University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, from August 2013 through December 2018.

Dr. Christina J. George

Christie is a pianist and musicologist from the Pacific Northwest. Her research centers around music’s place within the academy and changing conceptions of good taste insofar as taste relates to the nature of the self and one’s apprehension and perception of beauty. She has written and presented on topics including taste and the philosophy of art, German Idealism, the role of the self in contemporary worship music, and the phenomenology of Jean-Luc Marion at conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Here at Sterling, she teaches courses in Applied Piano, Aural Skills, and Music History.

Anna Tremaine

Anna began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2019.  Anna grew up in Wichita, KS and attended Sterling College where she ran cross country and track as well as earned her B.S. in athletic training. She stayed in Sterling and was hired on staff as solely an AT and transitioned to full-time AT faculty in Fall 2020. She earned her M.S. degree in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Andrew Drake

Andrew Drake returned to Sterling in the Fall of 2020. He serves as the Head Athletic Trainer as well as a clinical faculty member in the Athletic Training and Health Science departments. Andrew received his B.S in Athletic Training from Sterling College in 2012. After graduation he completed an internship with South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Florida working at ESPN Wide World of Sports. In the Fall of 2013, he began working as a Graduate Assistant at The University of West Alabama. During this time, Andrew worked with the Rodeo, Tennis, Track & Cross Country, and Football teams.

Dr. Maxwell Patchet

Max joined Sterling in the Fall of 2020. Originally from Wisconsin, Max attended The Master's College where he earned a B.A. in English. He then completed an M.A. at Brandeis University before returning to Wisconsin to complete his Ph.D. at Marquette University. Max specializes in the intersection of philosophy and literature, focusing primarily on existentialism in late 19th and early 20th century Britain and the authors Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and G. K. Chesterton. In his free time, Max plays disc golf and runs a couple of fantasy football leagues.

Koltyn Ratliff

Koltyn Ratliff began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2020. Koltyn grew up in Ness City, Kansas and came to Sterling College in August of 2013 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was a 5-year member of the Sterling College football team. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Koltyn found his passion in pursuing a Master of Science degree in the Sterling College Graduate Athletic Training program, as 1 of 3 members in the first Sterling College Graduate Athletic Training Program cohort.

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