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Two Featured 2015 Homecoming Speakers

Cairn University looks forward to hosting two alumni, Nancy Charles-Parker ’70, and Bryan Loritts ’95, on campus September 30th and October 2nd. Nancy and Bryan will be our featured 2015 Homecoming speakers. They each look forward to spending time on campus, interacting with students, and sharing their experiences.
Nancy Charles-Parker graduated from Cairn in 1970 with a degree in Christian Education. Her extensive work abroad began as an English teacher in Madrid, followed by a career with the U.S. Air Force, Department of State, and the Department of Commerce. As senior commercial officer in the United Arab Emirates, Nancy led a team that facilitated a $3 billion export of U.S. aircraft engines to Emirate Air Lines. The Department of Commerce estimates that this sale created about 50,000 U.S. jobs.
Nancy was the first woman to become a commercial counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia, where she planted an underground church. In Kuwait, she ministered to abused maids from the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. A tent maker, she supported her counselor husband who was the only PhD psychologist in Abu Dhabi and who had 3,000 clients during his 12 years there.
Her work took her to 13 foreign postings, including Hong Kong/China, Latin America, the former Soviet Union, South Africa, and Europe. Nancy now devotes her time to initiating and supporting faith-based projects in Denver and abroad.
Nancy Charles-Parker will be on campus on Wednesday, September 30 as a featured Homecoming speaker and guest lecturer. She looks forward to engaging with students who are interested in pursuing international careers.
Bryan Loritts PhotoBryan Loritts is the pastor for preaching and mission at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. He graduated from Cairn in 1995 as a preseminary major and went on to Talbot School of Theology. Recently voted one of the top 30 emerging Christian leaders, Bryan is the co-founder of Fellowship Memphis, where he served as lead pastor of this multiethnic church for 11 years, helping to grow the church from 26 people in a living room to several thousand.
Bryan currently serves as the president of the Kainos Movement, an organization aimed at establishing the multiethnic church in America as the new norm, and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Biola University. He has written several books, including God on Paper; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture; and A Cross Shaped Gospel. Bryan is the husband of Korie and proud father of three boys, Quentin, Myles, and Jaden.
Cairn University is pleased to welcome back our alumnus, Bryan Loritts, as one of our featured Homecoming Speakers. He will speak at Chatlos Chapel on Friday, October 2nd.


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