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Learn about the admissions counselors and university faculty at North Central University.

Rebekah Johnson

Senior Admissions Counselor

Works with students from:
Western U.S., Minnesota (Northern Counties)

Find Your State
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota (Northern Counties)
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
Learn more about Rebekah

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Movies: I love movies that have me laughing until I cry!

Music: Anything! My love for music ranges from salsa to country to classical.

Books: I am more of a magazine person.

Hobbies and interests: If working out is considered a hobby, then that’s mine! I really love being active and outdoors. Also, I enjoy sitting at the piano and playing classical music.

Admissions Counselor Scott Stensrud

Scott Stensrud

Admissions Counselor

Works with students from:
Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, Minnesota (Dakota, Ramsey, and Southeastern Counties)

Find Your State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Minnesota (Dakota, Ramsey, and Southeastern Counties)
  • Wisconsin
Learn more about Scott

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Movies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Lord of the Rings, The Prestige

Music: Johnnyswim, The Oh Hellos, Needtobreathe, The Civil Wars

Books: The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Name of the Wind

Hobbies and interests: Rock climbing, wood carving, hiking, biking, swimming, travel, and camping


Joshua Lee

Admissions Counselor

Works with students from:

Eastern U.S., Minnesota (Hennepin and Southwest Counties)



Find Your State
  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota (Hennepin and Southwest Counties)
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia
Learn more about Joshua

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Movies: Saving Private Ryan, Logan, Star Wars

Music: Michael Buble, John Coltrane, Leslie Odom, Jr., Harry Connick, Jr., The Legend of Zelda Orchestra

Books:The Chronicles of Narnia

Hobbies and interests: Wrestling, boxing, rock climbing, MMA, The Legend of Zelda series, music

Admissions Counselor Kara Hurst

Kara Hurst

Transfer Admissions Counselor

Learn more about Kara

Hometown: Carrollton, IL

Movies: You’ve Got Mail, Fried Green Tomatoes, While You Were Sleeping

Music:  Johnnyswim, Needtobreathe, Miles Davis, Matt Simmons

Books: Harry Potter

Hobbies and interests: Running, eating, camping, coffee, plants, and friends

Ellen Partridge

Admissions Counselor


Works with:

  • PSEO students
  • Reapplicant students
  • International students
  • Graduate Studies students
Learn more about Ellen

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Movies: Anything Marvel or Disney

Music: A little bit of everything

Books: The Shack, Static Jedi, The Hunger Games Trilogy

Hobbies and interests: I love to read and binge watch television shows, particularly cop shows like NCIS and Bull.

North Central Admissions Director Bethany Harshbarger

Bethany Harshbarger

Director of Admissions

Learn more about Bethany

Hometown: Brookings, SD

Movies: Classic Disney movies, Inception, and New in Town

Music: Hillsong, Jason Upton, and Starfield

Books: Redeeming Love, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Crazy Love, and many others. I love reading.

Hobbies and interests: Watching movies, visiting locally owned coffee shops, hanging-out with friends, Leadership Development, and Youth Ministry


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