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

Brad Nelson

Associate Director of Admission & International Counselor

Phone: 952-446-4145
Text: 612-266-4637
Email: or
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.


Inder Singh

Senior Admission Counselor

Phone: 952-446-4347
Hometown: Mundelein, IL
Current town: Waconia, MN
College Major: Physical Education (B.S.) Organizational Leadership (M.A)
Family Info: My parents currently reside in the northern suburbs of Chicago, but before that they immigrated to the United States from India in the mid-1980s. I also have a younger brother who also lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
Favorite thing about Crown College: The support and tutelage that every student receives in order to be successful.
Favorite Twin Cities spot: The Varsity Theater
Before working in Admissions: I have spent the past 5 years as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Crown. I have also assisted families and schools in the special education realm.

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.


Moriah Keller

Admission Counselor

Phone: 952-446-4346
Hometown: Mosinee, WI
Current Town: Norwood Young America, MN
College Major: Child and Family Ministry
Family Info: I am married to my sweetheart, Ethan. He serves as the youth pastor of Living Rock Church in Norwood Young America. I grew up in Wisconsin, and Ethan grew up in North Dakota. We met here at Crown, and we are so grateful that the Lord led us to stay in this area! We have fourteen siblings, two nieces, and one nephew. Family time is our absolute favorite!
Favorite thing about Crown College: Crown college has served as a home away from home for me in these past five years. My favorite thing about Crown is how the students, staff, and faculty have become my family.
Favorite Twin Cities spot: Any coffee shop! (Favorites include Mocha Monkey and Dunn Brothers)
Before working at Crown: I graduated from Crown in May 2017 and started working at Crown in October 2017. In between that time I travelled, spent time with family, worked at my dad’s radio station, and got married!

Ryan Synoground

Admission Counselor

Phone: 952-446-4143
Hometown: Austin, MN
Current Town: Waconia, MN
College Major: Business Administration (B.A) Psychology (B.S.)
Family Info: My parents live in Austin, MN where my dad is a pastor. My younger brother is currently attending Crown College. I am married to my wonderful wife Rebecca, whom I met at Crown College.
Hobbies: I really enjoy superheroes and I am a huge fan of Marvel and DC. I also enjoy football and basketball. I played quarterback for the Crown College football team.
Favorite thing about Crown College: The people. Here at Crown College you are truly a part of something special. Crown is family.
Favorite Twin Cities spot: Crown College
Before working at Crown: I was a student at Crown College for four years where I received two degrees. I graduated in May of 2018.

Sarah Brennan

Admission Counselor

Phone: 952-446-4356
Hometown: Copley, OH
Current Town: Norwood Young America, MN
College Major: Public Health and Spanish
Family Info: I come from a very Irish family and grew up as the only girl in a whole pack of boys. I also recently became an aunt to the cutest little nephew, Ethan.
Hobbies: Irish Dancing, Reading, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Crafting and Traveling
Favorite thing about Crown College: The authenticity and amazing community of believers!