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.

Deb Wiebe

 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!"

Will Teufel

A former public school teacher, Will made the decision to work in higher education by working for Sterling College. His favorite aspect of Sterling College is the friendly campus atmosphere and the privilege of helping adult learners reach their educational goals. In his spare time, Will enjoys family time, writing and arranging music, playing instruments, web design, and computing.



Contact information

Phone: 620-278-4249

Mitzi Suhler

Mitzi attended Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Mitzi is married, lives in Lyons and has 3 children. She enjoys reading, doing crafts and being with her family.


Kelsey Hall

Contact Information

Phone/Extension: 620-278-4226


Scott Rich

Scott Rich has been Sterling College's president since 2013. Rich joined the College in 2008, serving as chief financial officer where he provided leadership and oversaw finance, human resources, physical plant among other obligations, before being inaugurated as Sterling's 12th president.

Under Rich's leadership, Sterling has completed its 2011-2015 strategic plan and has launched "Guard & Guide", the strategic plan that will propel Sterling into 2020.

Justin Morris

Justin is from Wichita, Kansas. He is in his thirteenth season as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Sterling College. Coach Morris coached the men's team also up until December (2006) before stepping down to focus more on the women's team.

Carrie McGlynn

Carrie caught the contagious Sterling College "bug" from her husband when he couldn't stop talking about the wonderful experiences that he had as a former Sterling College student. Soon she became hooked as well. Carrie enjoys working as the Assistant Director of Admissions because it allows her to promote all the wonderful things that Sterling College has to offer to students.

Vicky Kirchoff

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.

Nancy Hicks

Nancy came to Sterling College at a very difficult time in her life. When friends on campus knew she was in need of a job, they told her about an opening in the Education Program. Unknown to her at the time, Sterling quickly became a place of healing and ministry. Since then, Nancy works as an Administrative Assistant for the Sterling Teacher Education Program (STEP). Nancy especially loves that at Sterling College you are free to share your faith in such a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.