Office of the President

Senior Leadership Team

Mary Surridge


Phone: (773) 244-6264
Office: Old Main, 2nd Floor
Campus Box: 06


BS, Speech Communications, Northwestern University, 1984
MS, Student Personnel Administration, Concordia University (Wis.), 1995

Past Employment

Vice President of Advancement, North Park University
Associate Director of Planned and Major Gifts, Northwestern University
Director of Residence Life and Student Activities, Concordia University (Wis.)
Milwaukee Bucks
Marquette University
Marian College
Chicago White Sox

Craig Johnson


Phone: (773) 244-5570
Office: Old Main, 2nd
Campus Box: 11


DMA, Choral Conducting, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
MM, Music Education, Northwestern University
BM, Performance, Northwestern University

Past Employment

Dean of the School of Music, Art, and Theatre at North Park University
Professor of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio
Director of Music at North Community Lutheran Church, Columbus, Oh.

David Kersten

Dean of the Seminary

Phone: (773) 244-6235
Office: Nyvall Hall, 1st
Campus Box: 14


BA, Psychology and Human Services, North Park College, 1977
MDiv, North Park Theological Seminary, 1982
Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools, 1997

Past Employment

Executive Minister, Department of the Ordered Ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church
Senior Pastor, First Covenant Church, St. Paul, Minn.
Senior Pastor, Highland Covenant Church, Bellevue, Wash.
Senior Pastor, Bethany Covenant Church, North Miami, Fla.
Intern Pastor, Greenwood Covenant Church, Summerdale, Ala.

Professional Boards and Associations

Denominational Caregivers Resourcing Network
Midwest Ministry Development Network
Covenant Board of the Ordered Ministry
ECC Council of Administrator
ECC Council of Superintendents


Spouse: Sandra Kay
Father of three adult children

Scott Stenmark

Vice President for Finance & Administration / Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (773) 244-5610
Office: Old Main, 3rd Floor
Campus Box: 34


BA, Accounting, North Park University 1991
MBA, DePaul University 2002

Past Employment

BMO Financial Group
Belden, Inc
Kraft Foods


Board of Directors, Covenant Trust Company
Investment Committee, Covenant Trust Company


Spouse: Teresa (North Park C’91)
Father of three children

Anthony Scola

Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing

Phone: (773) 244-5705
Office: Old Main 2nd
Campus Box: 05


M.S., Management and Organizational behavior, Benedictine University, 2009
B.A., Corporate Communications, 2006

Past Employment

Assistant Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid, Benedictine University
Enrollment Systems Manager and Data Analyst, Benedictine University