meet your admissions team

Mike Rasch

VP for enrollment management


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1283
 Bemidji, MN

Alma Mater: Northland Junior College- Associate Arts in Business Administration. Bemidji State University – Bachelor of Science in Business Education, with Coaching Minor.

Things you are most passionate about: God, family, sports and riding my Harley.

Advice you would give new students: Make the most of your college years. They go fast! Study, relax and build long lasting relationships.

What you love about OHCC: Family, friendly, atmosphere and the beautiful setting of the campus.

Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 6:16 “Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

Best advice you can give to a student searching colleges: Pray about it. Follow your heart. You will get a lot of advice from a lot of different people. Ultimately you are the decision maker.

Best kept Oak Hills Christian College secret: One of the Top 50 Affordable Bible Colleges in the U.S. and Canada, while offering a quality, biblical education.

kierlyn ward

Admissions counselor


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1220 | [email protected]

Hometown: St. Croix Falls, WI

Alma Mater: Oak Hills Christian College – B.S. Business

Things you are most passionate about: God, people, art (in a completely uneducated way), The Outdoors (yay for kayaks!), My Pet Chickens (search google images “Americana egg”).

Advice you would give new students: Get out there—try something new. Embrace cold night walks. Be aware of God when you’re looking at those stars. Take moments to listen to those around you. Go swing dancing. Respect your professor’s time. Work hard. Sleep hard. But, ultimately, trust that God is so much greater than your day-to-day struggles and IS able to do more than you could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

What you love about OHCC: This community is so close. You get to know everyone on some level, and develop some incredible relationships that last for years, and even a lifetime, after graduating.

Best advice you can give to a student searching colleges: Consider how different places will contribute to your faith-walk. Some colleges will immerse you in teaching, while others have groups to which you can be committed. Not every college is for you. Check out different schools, but trust your gut in the end.

Best kept Oak Hills Christian College secret: Lake Marquette is actually connected to the Mississippi River. You can even take a canoe from campus northward all the way to Bemidji. Or, you can go south, through a windy, thick-bordered river that feels more like the Amazon than a loon haven.

Zach northenscold

admissions counselor


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1229

Hometown: Nisswa, MN

Alma Mater: Grand Canyon University- B.S. in Business

Things you are most passionate about: God, family, friends, anything sporty or outdoor-related. God really shows off how awesome he is when we are in His creation. If you have time to throw a frisbee or desire to break out a kayak, hit me up!

Advice you would give new students: Don’t be nervous to say hello to new people! Most of my closest friendships happened because I wanted to get to know someone, so I walked up and said “hello”. Your college experience will be what you make it – don’t squander this amazing opportunity for community that God has given you!

What you love about OHCC: God’s creation is so beautiful, and OHCC really gets to experience it in full. And on top of that the community that exists and you have a no-lose situation.

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Best advice you can give to a student searching colleges: Follow God’s lead! It’s super cliché to say that – but it’s true. God where you know you will be able to grow in your relationship with Christ and where you can grow into the person He has made you to be. For some it may be a state school, for some it may be OHCC, regardless, follow the path God has set you upon and trust Him to do a good work in you.

Best kept Oak Hills Christian College secret: Oak Hills sits on 180-acres of land. That’s 180 reasons to go exploring, hammocking, camping, and tree climbing. The secret is out!

evelyn kue

admissions counselor


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1149

Hometown: Fairmont, MN (But I’ll always feel at home in Chicago)

Alma Mater: North Park University – B.A. Nonprofit Management and Biblical Studies

Things you are most passionate about: I am passionate about people and hearing the stories of how God has transformed or worked through their lives. This plays out in what I do in Advancement, my love of podcasts, and my desire to develop meaningful relationships with everyone I know. I also love being on the lake!

Advice you would give new students: God is using every moment to prepare you for your future: every relationship, every course, every stress. He is preparing you. Also, in college, sometimes our problems seem insurmountable–but God will bring you through it. Don’t give up on yourself.

What you love about OHCC: I have loved having coworkers who are invested in my wellbeing and who seek to see me grow spiritually, professionally, and relationally.

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 5:3 “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Best advice you can give to a student searching colleges: Trust God. He will bring you to where you need to be. Don’t be afraid to leave the plan you have made for yourself to follow His. He will always know better.

Best kept Oak Hills Christian College secret: There’s an enclosed fire pit which is the perfect place to roast smores on even winter evenings.