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Learn about the admissions counselors and admissions staff at North Central University.

Rebekah Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions
612.343.4476
rjjohnso@northcentral.edu

Works with: 

  • Graduate Students
  • Online Students
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

Senior Admissions Counselor
612.343.4466
swstensr@northcentral.edu

Works with: 

Transfer Students

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

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Joshua Lee

Admissions Counselor
612.343.4465
jylee@northcentral.edu

Works with students from:

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

Learn more about Joshua

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

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

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Ellen Partridge

Admissions Counselor

612.343.4471
eepartri@northcentral.edu

Works with:

  • PSEO students
  • Reapplicant students
  • International 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 Nicholas Leist

Nicholas Leist

Admissions Counselor
612.343.4473
nwleist@northcentral.edu

Works with students from: 

Western U.S., Minnesota (Northern Counties)

Learn more about Nicholas

Hometown:  Menasha, WI

Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Music: Anything by John Mayer

Books: Dystopian literature and literary classics

Hobbies and interests: Exploring the Twin Cities, traveling, disc golf, and drinking way too much coffee

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North Central Admissions Director Carly Anderson

Carly Anderson

Admissions Counselor
612.343.4469
clanders@northcentral.edu

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

Learn more about Carly

Hometown: Chaska, MN

Movies: The Office

Music: Christian or Country

Books: The Mark of the Lion series

Hobbies and interests: Hanging out with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and traveling

Find Your State
  • Minnesota (Dakota, Ramsey, and Southeastern Counties)
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North Central Admissions Director Bethany Harshbarger

Bethany Harshbarger

Director of Admissions
612.343.4464
bjharshb@northcentral.edu

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

Questions?

We’re here to help! Contact the admissions office at 1.800.289.6222 or admissions@northcentral.edu.