Admissions Team

The Admissions Office Team

The Admissions Team is a dynamic group of individuals that are available to help you with your questions about Crown College. Whether you are a first-year, PSEO, transfer, or international student, we can connect you with one of our recruiters to offer insight and guidance through the enrollment process. They are great resources when it comes to more specific questions about your future Crown experience.

Contact the Admissions Office:
Phone: 1-800-68-CROWN

Meet Your Admissions Team

Phone: 952.446.4145
Text: 612.266.4637

Brad Nelson

Assistant Director of Admission & International Counselor

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Hometown: Big Lake, MN
Current Town: Waconia, MN
College Major: Intercultural Studies
Family Info: My wife’s name is Julie and we have two young boys.
Favorite thing about Crown College: The community of believers seeking to make an impact for Christ.
Favorite Twin Cities spot: Lowery Nature Center
Before working at Crown, I worked in business and sales.

Phone: 952.446.4346
Text: 612.548.1523

Nate Metzger

Admission Counselor & Athletic Liasion

Hometown: Camanche, IA
Current Town: Waconia, MN
College Major: Communication
Family Info: Married to the beautiful Judy Metzger
Favorite thing about Crown College: The Community
Favorite Twin Cities spot: Target Field
Before working at Crown, I was a student pursuing my bachelor’s degree while working and playing football! It was amazing to see how God used all three of my pursuits to build my relationship with him and those I interacted each day.

Cheryl Owczarek

Visit Coordinator/College Receptionist

Birthplace: Minnesota
College Major: Elementary Education
Family Info: My husband Kevin and I have four sons and one daughter-in-law.
Hobbies: I enjoy music, creative pursuits like card-making and scrapbooking, reading, boating, and long conversations with my kids.
Favorite Thing About Crown College: I love all the great people I get to meet! Before working at Crown, I taught kindergarten and music for a few years.

Phone: 952.446.4347
Text: 352.434.9404

Rachel Horne

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Leesburg, FL
Current town: Chaska, MN
College Major: Youth and Social Ministry
Family Info: I grew up in Florida with my parents and my two brothers.
Favorite thing about Crown College: The community. When I was a student here I loved how the Professors knew me outside of class and pursued me on a deeper level; they were genuinely concerned about my spiritual well-being and wanted the best for me. I also loved how their focus went beyond the course material and more importantly taught me how to be a disciple in my profession.
Hobbies: I love to read books, knit scarves for myself and others, hike, canoe, and fish and will be trying out hunting!

Phone: 952.446.4233

Noah Metzger

Recruitment Manager

Hometown: Camanche, IA
Current Town: St. Bonifacius, MN
College Major: Recreation – Leadership Emphasis
Family Info: My beautiful bride and I are expecting baby boy Metz #2 in November 2014!
Favorite thing about Crown College: Honestly, The Community
Favorite Twin Cities spot: Skateboarding at Familia HQ. Before working at Crown, I was a missionary for JSAW and Help Boardshop where I was able to bring Christ to the skateboarders of Minneapolis. I am still a volunteer there and love the fact that my directors here at Crown are supportive and encouraging of me still serving the Lord at JSAW.

Phone: 952.446.4427

Diana Burg

Communications Manager

Birthplace: Minnesota
College Major: Psychology
Family Info: I am the youngest of three children. I grew up on the mission field in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Hobbies: I love reading, drinking coffee, chatting with friends, playing soccer and traveling when I have the opportunity.
Favorite thing about Crown College: I loved Crown’s community when I was a student here and I enjoy it all the more while on staff. Being a part of the institution that shaped me to be who I am has been an incredible blessing.