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Learn about the student success counselors at North Central University

Sophia Engelman

Assistant Director, Academic Specialist

Student Success Center

Learn more about Sophia


  • BA in Art Management – Luther College
  • Master of Science in Education – Student Affairs Administration – University of Wisconsin
  • Working on her Doctor of Education in Student Affairs, Administration and Leadership, University of Wisconsin

Professional experience: 

  • Assistant Director of Residence Life/Area Coordinator; Luther College
  • Interim Case Manager; Luther College
  • Resident Area Coordinator; Luther College and Loras College
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach; Luther College and Loras College

Judy Winship

Assistant Director, Career Services

Student Success Center

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  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health, Saint Cloud State University
  • Minor in Speech Communications

Professional experience: 

  • Internships Honeywell and US West Cellular
  • 10 years in for the wireless industry in Customer Services, Training, Sales, Retention Management and Total Quarity Management
  • 10 years in Christian Education in Marketing, Admissions and Enrollment with extensive involvement in community networking and student, staff and parent support.
  • Fifteen years in core church volunteer ministry; women’s bible study, worship team, teaching classes, intercessory prayer, and church planting
  • Four years as a high school varsity coach, Waconia High School and Southwest Christian High school


Stacy Sikorski

Director, Student Success Center
PSEO & Student Support Specialist
Disability Compliance Officer

Student Success Center

Learn more about Stacy


  • Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Ministries, North Central University, 1998
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

Professional experience: 

  • Director of PSEO, North Central University, present
  • Core Programs Supervisor, The Bridge for Youth, 2015
  • Supervisor/Coach Youth and Family Teams, Child and Family Focus, 2014-2015
  • Clinical Services Casework Supervisor, Baby Fold, 2007-2014


Lindsay Gades

Clinical Counselor

Student Success Center

Learn more about Lindsay


  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Elementary Education, St. Olaf
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology from St. Thomas University
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MN

Professional experience: 

  • Psychotherapist Christian Heart Counseling 2017-Present
  • Associate Mental Health Specialist, Fraser, MN 2015-2017

Executive Director of Student Development, Todd Monger

Todd Monger

Executive Director, Student Development

Residence Life & Student Conduct, Student Engagement & Experiential Learning, Retention, Student Success Center.

Learn more about Todd


  • Bachelor of Social Work from Dordt College, IA
  • Masters of Arts in Counseling from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, MO
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor

Professional experience:

  • North Central University, MN Director, Student Success Center 2003-Present
  • Psychotherapist, CrossVision, LLC MN 2005-Present
  • Primary Counselor, Omegon Treatment Center MN 2002-2003
  • Emergency Room Intake Coordinator, Lakeland Regional Hospital, MO 2000-2002


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