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 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 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.
In Perry L. Glanzer’s recently published book, Christian Higher Education: An Empirical Guide, Glanzer, a notable professor and author, ranked Cairn University as second among the nation’s best Christian colleges