Tania Edwards - Director of Admissions
As a Director of Admissions, I have the opportunity to help positively impact the lives of aspiring students and their communities. On a daily basis, I leverage my experience by constructing and leading the admissions team to build a prospective student database to attract, enroll and set the stage for the retention of students. Through leadership, I oversee the recruitment process in finding prospective students who have a passion to serve and want to invest in their future while following their God-given purpose here on earth.
Calvary University is unlike any educational institution in great ways! Each day, I feel a unique level of excitement coming to work. I enjoy being surrounded by individuals who are passionate to serve. I have 12 years of experience in college admissions leadership, over 18 years of Salvation and roughly 4 years of Christian ministry leadership (alongside my husband). The reason I’m so excited to be at Calvary is because I’m able to bring all these things with me to work, in an environment that aligns with my professional and spiritual ambitions. In addition, my convictions and His confirmation has convinced me that Calvary University is the place to be.
1 Corinthians 1:30–“It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
Rebekah Parker - Assistant Director of Admissions
As an Assistant Director of Admissions, I am blessed to work with a variety of students and families in the pursuit of furthering their education and developing skills for ministry in the church and the world. My goal is to walk with them through the admissions process to connect and communicate about life at Calvary. Some of my other responsibilities include, assisting the Director of Admissions to develop department strategies, to help grow other admissions personnel through training, to manage daily admissions tasks, and to provide support for follow-up appointments and student interviews.
I love working at Calvary because of the people God has placed here! When I came to Calvary to finish my degree, I had only planned on staying until graduation. However, it didn’t take long to get connected to the students, staff and faculty and to see their heart to live and serve with a Biblical worldview. The community at Calvary really functions like a family that lives and works together to impact the world for Christ!
Psalm 13:5-6–“But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
John Oglesby - Admissions Counselor
As an Admissions Counselor, I am here to guide you through the admissions process. I work to help you find what God wants for you to do and make it more clear through answering questions about admissions, Calvary, and college in general. I pray Calvary is the answer to what God wants for you, but I love to pray through that with anyone who is trying to find what to do next.
As a student and an admissions counselor, the answer to Why Calvary should be different right? I mean, the answer is from two different perspectives. Oddly enough, my answer from both perspectives are the same. God called me to Calvary. As a student seeking an institute that teaches and holds to the truths of the bible, Calvary is the place to be. As an individual who is always looking to be in the ministry, whether that is in the church or in everyday life, Calvary is the place to be. So why Calvary? Short answer is God has called me here. If you want the long answer, give me a call, I’d love to talk some more.
In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filing the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”
And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said,
“Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the Kind, the Lord of hosts.”
Then on of the Seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold this has touched your life; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgive.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I, Send me!”
Tammy Pihl - Admissions Counselor
My children started Calvary while still in high school as Early College students. I was impressed with the strong biblical foundation, high academic standards and the friendly atmosphere. I’ve been delighted to see my kids grow as believers and as students while at Calvary. Calvary University has a rich history and a bright future. Calvary is still the school where Charles C. Ryrie taught, where the Bible is a required text for all classes and where our Statement of Faith is considered truth and not merely a guideline. Yet Calvary is also a place where students can wear jeans to class if they want, where grabbing a latte in the university’s coffee cafe is possible and where game nights, school socials, picnics, bowling nights and the spring formal are all part of the fun.
Philippians 4:4-9 — Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Ann Rogers - Admissions Secretary
As the Admissions Office Assistant, I give comprehensive clerical support to the Admissions Counselors and the Director of Admissions, keeping the department functioning efficiently and harmoniously while accomplishing the assignments of the Director.
My husband, Ken, felt God’s calling to be better equipped to counsel men and women on a rescue mission in North Carolina. He began searching for a college that offered a degree in nouthetic counseling. Calvary was the only Christian university that had this major along with a doctrinally solid statement of faith. I have served alongside him, growing in my faith because of Calvary University and my ministry here. Calvary “prepares Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to a biblical worldview.”
Proverbs 3:5,6–“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”