Paul Brandes (’11) serves as Chaplain at Sterling College, providing leadership to the Spiritual Life department. He is passionate about the introducing students to the way of Jesus through chapel and other offerings. He holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Sterling College. Prior to serving as Chaplain, Paul was on staff as an Executive Pastor at Christ Community Church in Kansas City.
Aaron Weber comes to Sterling College as the Director of Development. In this role, Weber will spend much of his time on field fundraising working towards a successful annual giving program as well as capital campaigns and special project gifts. He also provides leadership in advancing the annual giving programs as a part of a structured strategic plan.
Estephany is a Honduran born raised in California. It was living in the city that opened her eyes to the hardships that people are presented with in life. It was the homelessness, the poverty, and stories of the abuse people suffered that instigated a desire within her to do justice for others. This passion led Estephany to major in pre-law while at Sterling; She hopes to continue her education in law school in the future.
Scott Downing ’79 is Sterling’s vice president for athletics. In his role at Sterling, Downing’s responsibilities include providing the strategic vision for Warrior Athletics and fundraising support to allow Sterling to consistently compete for championships. He provides long-range planning for Warrior Athletics and ensure compliance with the rules and regulations governing the operation of the athletic programs. Downing oversees an athletic department that features 18 teams and over 300 student-athletes.