Resources for Guidance Counselors

About Us

Cairn University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character.

To learn more about us, visit You can also view our Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant here.

If you know of any Christian students who are interested in gaining a foundation in Bible and theology and integrating their learning with their faith, please consider referring them to us.

How to get involved

We love welcoming guidance counselors on our campus, as well as sending our admissions counselors and recruiters to your schools! Here are some ways we can serve you:

On-Campus Events

Personal visit to the University for counselor or students

  • Design your own personal campus visit with your specific needs and interests in mind.

Open House

  • Bring a group of students to see campus, sit in on a class, enjoy a meal in the dining commons, meet with faculty and staff, and get answers to their enrollment and financial aid questions.

Group Visit

  • Bring students to get a firsthand look at Cairn University, structured especially for your group.

Let Us Come To You!

Request an Admissions Counselor to come to your school

  • Recruiter Guidance Visit
    • Students and/or counselors can meet one of our recruiters in a small group or one-on-one setting.
  • Recruiter Lunch Visit
    • Our recruiters can set up a table at lunch and engage students in a more informal setting.
  • Preparing for College Student Seminar
    • A recruiter can offer a unique perspective on the college search process, such as writing your college essay, visiting colleges, or choosing a college
  • University 101
    • Offered as either a formal, evening seminar for parents and students or as a class presentation to students to provide guidance on the college admissions and financial aid processes.

College Fairs

  • If you are hosting a college fair, please let us know so we can add the event to our schedule!

Contact Us

Contact an Admissions Counselor or Recruiter:

  • Tom Sherf Assistant Vice President of Enrollment


  • Abigail Pertkiewicz
    Abigail Pertkiewicz Admissions Counselor

    All Other Counties (PA)


  • Stephen Hogan Admissions Counselor

    Bucks County (PA), CT, FL, MA, ME


  • McKenzie Dorsainvil Admissions Counselor

    MD, DE, VA; Delaware and Philadelphia Counties (PA)


  • Robert Sanders
    Robert Sanders Admissions Counselor

    NJ, Western States


  • Rachel Ferrence Graduate Admissions Counselor

    Business & Education Programs

  • Gwen Dorsey Graduate Admissions Counselor

    Counseling and Divinity Programs 

  • Andrea Aldrich Visit & Event Coordinator


  • Deanna Thorpe
    Deanna Thorpe Admissions Counselor, Non-Traditional Programs


  • Carrie Brown International Student Advisor


Helpful Links & Info

Register Online

Schedule a campus visit or request a counselor to visit your school by completing the form below:

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