Each year, Cairn University invites alumni to speak in chapel during Homecoming week. Students, faculty, and staff look forward to this week of interacting with alumni and learning how God has worked in their lives since graduation. This year, the University welcomes President Todd J. Williams ’92, Rachel Park ’10/G’10, and John Van Epp ’80 to recount their experiences with the Cairn community.
Monday, September 23
Dr. Todd J. Williams is celebrating his 11th year as Cairn University president after formerly serving as senior vice president and provost for the University. From 2001–2005, he served as headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, VA. Aside from being a frequent contributor to online and print publications, Dr. Williams additionally serves as a visiting lecturer and speaker on cultural and ethical issues.
Wednesday, September 25
Rachel Park ’10/G’10 recently served as senior regional manager for Campbell’s Soup Company in the San Francisco Bay area. Previously, Park worked for Campbell’s as retailer business manager and analyst in New Jersey and Virginia Beach area. She has experience in the food & beverages industry along with strong sales and leadership skills. She graduated from Cairn University with her BS in Business Administration, BS in Bible, and MS in Organizational Leadership.
Friday, September 27
John Van Epp ’80 is president and founder of Love Thinks, LLC and author of How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk. In previous years, Dr. Van Epp pastored a church, along with working as an adjunct seminary professor and clinical counselor in his private counseling practice for 25 years. He graduated from Cairn with a bachelor’s degree in biblical and pastoral studies. He then went on to Ashland Theological Seminary to receive an MA in both church history and pastoral counseling & psychology. He later earned a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Akron. Dr. Van Epp is happily married to his wife Shirley of 40 years, and together they have two daughters and three grandchildren.
You can learn more about this year’s homecoming weekend events at cairn.edu/homecoming.