Staff

Brad Evenson

Brad Evenson is Sterling College's director of marketing and communications, overseeing the marketing communications for Sterling with internal and external target markets. Evenson directs the office of marketing and communication which works closely with campus departments including admissions, institutional advancement, alumni association, Sterling College Online, athletics and more.

Terry Ehresman

Terry serves as the Director of Career Services and First Year Programs. In this role, he helps students and alumni identify career interests, build resumes, prepare for interviews, research internship potentials, explore career options, and prepare for graduate school. Terry really enjoys the daily interaction with students, and welcomes the opportunities to get to know and serve them better.

K.C. Bassett

K.C. Bassett is currently the head women's basketball coach. She was head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for seven seasons prior to being named the head women's basketball coach for the 2014-15 season.

Before joining the coaching staff, she was a four-year starter and twice captain on Sterling College teams that finished with a combined record of 99-28 [78%], and won two conference championships and one KCAC tournament championship. Her teams made three trips to the NAIA National Tournament, where they finished in the Sweet Sixteen twice and Elite Eight once.

Erica Foss

Erica Foss graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a B.S. in Child Life in 2013. She comes to us from The Arbors at Waldron Place in Hutchinson where she was working as a CMA.

Although Erica did not attend Sterling College she is no stranger to the SC community. She moved to the Sterling area back in 2004 and she and her family have been connected to the college since then through her father’s employment at the college and through church connections.

Kendra Grizzle

In 2006, Kendra and her husband Joel made a decision to leave the big city lights of Dallas, Texas and follow God’s leading to accept a ministry position in Lyons at First Baptist Church. As they drove to their new home, she couldn’t help but admire the beautiful campus of Sterling College and knew that God had big plans for them in the Midwest. In July 2013, Kendra joined the Sterling College Family serving as the Assistant Registrar. In July 2019 she assumed the role of Registrar.

Sara Hiatt

Sara has her BS in Human Development & Family Studies from Kansas State University and her MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Prior to working in the financial aid office, she worked in student accounts at Sterling College for two years. She has also worked for USD309 Nickerson-South Hutchinson in accounts payable, payroll, and NHS business secretary. 

Tina McFerrin

Tina is from the small community of Hardtner, Kansas, but was raised in the Wichita area. Tina is married to her husband of 27 years, Montie.

Montie was the song leader at Westside Freewill Baptist Church, where they attended for 22 years, before moving to the Sylvia area.  She loves serving as the pastor’s wife while Montie fulfills his duties as pastor for the new cowboy church in South Hutchinson.  Saltcity Cowboy Church is a dream and vision come true for the couple.

Chase Hansen

Chase Hansen began as Sterling College's co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He now serves as the program's head coach.

Prior to coming to Sterling, Hansen served as offensive coordinator at Bethel College for the 2010 and 2011 season, and was a graduate assistant at Bethel in 2008 and 2009.  During his time at Bethel he coached ten players to All-KCAC recognition.

Laurel Watney

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.
 

Gary Kempf

Gary Kempf is head coach of the Sterling College swimming program. Kempf recently served as Sterling’s athletic director until early December 2018. Kempf is a decorated swimming coach with over 30 years of college coaching experience.

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