Get to know Tabor's newest faculty & staff

Learn more about Tabor College’s newest faculty & staff as well as anyone who shifted roles ahead of the 2022-23 academic year. A full list of Tabor’s faculty & staff is available here.

NOTE: ** indicates any returning employee in a new role.

Riley Ballou Lyngstad

Riley Ballou-Lyngstad, M.B.A **

Sports Information Director

Ballou-Lyngstad (g’21) enters his second year at Tabor College, beginning his tenure as sports information director and continuing to serve as director of video streaming production. He spent one year as the SID graduate assistant while competing in cross country and track & field. He earned his B.A. in health/physical education-sport management and M.B.A at Tabor.

Nicholas Bradley

Nicholas Bradley

Admissions Counselor

Bradley (g’20) joins the admissions office after completing his B.A. in psychology and human performance at Tabor College. He was named Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2020 and was a two-time Academic All-American as a Bluejay (2018-20).

Cathy Castle

Cathy Castle, M.S **

VP of Business & Finance

Castle spent one year as associate director of financial aid. Before arriving at Tabor College in August 2021, she spent 13 years as the director of operations at Wichita Trinity Academy. Castle received her M.S. in ministry at Pepperdine University (Calif.) and graduated from the Young Executives Institute at the University of North Carolina. She received her B.B.A in accounting from East Tennessee State.

Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis

Admissions Counselor

Davis brings an extensive history in customer service to her new role as an admissions counselor at Tabor College. Davis has also worked in pre-kindergarten classes and is wife to Tabor’s assistant baseball coach and adjunct instructor, Andy Davis. She earned her B.S. in social sciences from Pittsburg State University (Kan.).

David Ediger

David Ediger, M.S. **

Athletic Director

Ediger (g’95) spent three years as associate director of athletic communications at Tabor College. Before moving back to Hillsboro in July 2019, Ediger worked for 20 years in secondary education, including honors and recognitions as an athletic director and administrator. He earned his B.A. in health & physical education at Tabor and completed his M.S. at Emporia State (Kan.).

Adam Giger

Adam Giger

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Giger comes to Tabor College after spending two years as an assistant at Warner University (Fla.). Giger helped lead the Royals to back-to-back regular season conference championships and was also a member of the program for the final two years of his playing career. He completed his bachelor’s in business management at Warner.

Tia Granger

Tia Granger

Accounts Payable Clerk & Coordinator of Athletic Auxiliary Services

Charles Greener

Assistant Football Coach

Greener begins his first season as the wide receiver coach for the Bluejays He previously coached wide receivers at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. in education from Saint Louis University (Mo.).

Serena Hanson

Serena Hanson, LMSW

Assistant Professor/Director of Social Work

Hanson comes to Tabor College after working as a prevention & protection supervisor through Foster Care Adoption & Independent Living Services, Kansas Department for Children and Families. She also taught as an adjunct at the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work. Hanson earned her LMSW from Newman University (Kan.).

Elizabeth Heftie

Elizabeth Heftie, M.Ed.

Graduate/Online Recruiter

Heftie joins Tabor College Graduate & Online after working as a special education teacher in Millard (Neb.) Public Schools. She earned her B.A. in communication studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her M.Ed. in special education at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Daniel Krebs

Daniel Krebs, M.A.

Director of Student Success

Krebs (g’93) comes to Tabor College after working as the tutoring coordinator and writing paraprofessional at Hutchinson Community College. He also taught Bible and English at Berean Academy (Kan.), and Bible, College Speech, and English at Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.). He earned his B.A. in English at Tabor and his M.A. in educational ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Wendell Loewen

Wendell Loewen, D.Min. **

Special Assistant to the President for Constituent Engagement

After completing his 25th year in the Bible department, Loewen adds Special Assistant to the President for Constituent Engagement to his title. His new role will work closely with Advancement and Academic Affairs, spending time with churches and building on Tabor’s foundation through the MB Conference. Loewen completed his D.Min. in youth and family ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Kurt McDonald

Kurt McDonald, DSL **

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication

McDonald enters a new role at Tabor College after a brief stint as an adjunct professor in sociology. He also worked in lifestyle and business coaching, while working for Sprint in management and training. McDonald is also a published author in the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership. He completed his doctorate in strategic leadership at Regent University and his MEI at Tabor.

Katelyn Newton

Katelyn Newton, M.B.A **

Head Athletic Trainer

Newton, a nationally-certified athletic trainer, is entering her fifth year at Tabor, but first as head athletic trainer. She graduated from Wichita State University with a B.A. in athletic training and holds a M.B.A from Tabor.

Casey Quiggle, M.B.A

Head Volleyball Coach

Quiggle arrives at Tabor after serving as head coach at Sheridan (Wyo.) College. He had previous stops at Southwestern Community College (Iowa) as head coach and also served as an assistant at the University of Jamestown (N.D.) He earned his B.S. in political science from Central College (Iowa) and his M.B.A from the University of Phoenix.

Krista Richert

Krista Richert

Office Manager for Enrollment Management

Richert arrives at Tabor after serving as client account administrator and administrative assistant at MB Foundation. She also held the latter role at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Richert is also an active member at Ebenfeld MB Church, serving as Christian Education director and singing on the worship team.

Kevin Roehrich

Kevin Roehrich

Assistant Football Coach

Roehrich, Tabor’s new offensive coordinator, spent last season as the associate offensive coordinator, offensive line, and tight ends coach at Doane University (Neb.). He helped the Tigers finish 26th nationally and third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in rushing. He earned his B.A. in sport and fitness administration/management from Doane.

Matthew Warren

Matt Warren, M.S.

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Warren spent the last five seasons at Warner University (Fla.) He most recently served as the Royals’ assistant head coach, helping lead them to four straight, 20-win seasons, and three NAIA National Tournament berths. Warren earned his A.A. from Indian River State College (Fla.) before finishing his B.S. in sports management at North Florida and his M.S. in Management at Warner.

Alex Wiens

Alex Wiens

Financial Aid Representative

Wiens (g’21) served as a loan associate at MB Foundation for two years. He also previously worked as an operations coordinator at the same office. Wiens returns to his alma mater, graduating with a B.A. in business management.

Dr. Thomas Wiese

Thomas Wiese, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Wiese arrives at Tabor after spending seven years at Ottawa University as an associate professor of biochemistry. Prior to his time at Ottawa, he spent 19 years at Fort Hays State University in chemistry. He earned his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of North Dakota.

Celeste Worthy

Celeste Worthy, M.S.

Assistant Director of Student Success

Worthy (g’17) spent one year as career services coordinator & academic support. Prior to coming to Tabor in November 2021, she worked as a teller/banker at KeyBank and was also a marketing consultant at Rome Business School. She earned her M.S. in higher education student affairs at Fort Hays State University and received a B.A. in business marketing at Tabor College.