meet your admissions team

kierlyn ward

Director of Admissions

(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1220 | [email protected]

Hometown: St. Croix Falls, WI

Alma Mater: Oak Hills Christian College – B.S. Business

Things you are most passionate about: God, people, used classic reads, the outdoors (you better believe I came here for a reason), tea or coffee (depending on the season).

Advice you would give new students: Get out there—try something new. Embrace cold night walks. Be aware of God when you’re looking at those stars. Take moments to listen to those around you. Go swing dancing. Respect your professor’s time. Work hard. Sleep hard. But, ultimately, trust that God is so much greater than your day-to-day struggles and IS able to do more than you could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

What you love about OHCC: This community is so close. You get to know everyone on some level, and develop some incredible relationships that last for years, and even a lifetime, after graduating.

Best advice you can give to a student searching colleges: Consider how different places will contribute to your faith-walk. Some colleges will immerse you in teaching, while others have groups to which you can be committed. Not every college is for you. Check out different schools, but trust your gut in the end.

Best kept Oak Hills Christian College secret: Lake Marquette is actually connected to the Mississippi River. You can even take a canoe from campus northward all the way to Bemidji. Or, you can go south, through a windy, thick-bordered river that feels more like the Amazon than a loon haven.