Raised in New Hampshire and south-east New York, Holly came to Columbia with an undergraduate degree in sociology to study in the MA in Clinical Counseling program. Holly is passionate about healthy churches, using the Arts in worship and strives to help women discover and use their leadership gifts. Holly has used her counseling, training and dramatic gifts in her most recent role at CIU as the trainer of students in the Seminary Counseling Programs, overseeing the development of students’ counseling skills. Her desire is to help students, who are current and future church leaders, cultivate and create a safe church culture for believers to become more like Christ and seekers to grow closer to Him.
B.A. SUNY New Paltz, 1995; M.A. Counseling, Columbia International University, 2002; private practice, The Meeting Place, 2002 – 2004; counseling lab coordinator, Columbia International University, 2002 – 2004; counseling programs trainer, 2004 – present.
Born in the Philippines, Flor attended Febias College of Bible in Valenzuela City and took her Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of the Philippines. She was the Head Librarian of Asian Theological Seminary in Manila before she and her family came to the United States. In the Philippines, Flor was a member of the team of librarians who formed the Philippine Theological Library Association and she has conducted seminars among bible and theological school librarians. She joined the CIU library staff in July 1998 and has been in charge of cataloging library materials which she loves to do. Besides working at CIU, Flor does indexing for CPI (Christian Periodical Index) a publication of the Association of Christian Librarians. CPI provides access to articles and reviews written from an evangelical perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.
“I work best behind the scene but I also enjoy working with student workers in my department. My goal is to classify and organize books and other materials, putting them in the right place so that library users can easily find the resources they need.”
A son of missionaries, Kevin grew up in the countries of South Korea and South Africa. He came to South Carolina in order to attend college at CIU and stayed on to complete his M.Div. He began working full-time at the library in 2006. Kevin enjoys doing all he can to provide what students need to understand God’s Word and grow in Him. He regularly assists with the CIU Prison Initiative Program. Kevin and his wife also find joy in their service to their local church. Kevin’s hobbies include reading fiction, playing strategy board games, and watching movies.
B.A. in Bible and Intercultural Studies, 2003; M.Div., 2008, Columbia International University.
Born and raised in Maine, Nancy moved to SC in 2006 to work at a local high school as Technology and Information Specialist. God had other plans though! After a year at the Columbia high school, she started working at Columbia International University as a temp and now is the Reference Specialist for Acquisitions at G. Allen Fleece Library. The Acquisitions Department was developed in 2008 which consists of three components; Purchasing all books/media, Donations and Serials/Journals. Nancy has a very diverse work field as she has worked in public, school and now academic libraries. She enjoys working with student workers and volunteers.
She is a member of the Association of Christian Librarians and enjoys attending their yearly conference. As a member she has had the opportunity to index for CPI, Christian Periodical Index and mentor a librarian from a small Christian College in SC.
Nancy is also the Fleece Library representative for the Prison’s Initiative Program. She works with the inmates who manage the library at Kirkland Correctional Institution.
Education & Work History
MLIS, 2004, University of South Carolina; Library Media Specialist, 2002-2006, SAD 29 Junior/Senior Highschool in Houlton, Maine; Library Assistant, 1998-2002, Cary Library in Houlton, Maine; Bachelor in Liberal Studies in Library Science, 1998, University of Maine at Presque Isle
B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Cathy Warn, MA, LPCS, LMFTS, is the Director of Training and Internship. Cathy’s primary responsibilities focus on planning and directing all program orientation and training for students enrolled in the College of Counseling as it relates to professional skills, identity, and ethics, as well as the development and maintenance of College of Counseling internship policy, procedures, and sites. Cathy holds South Carolina State credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor and licensed supervisor, as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed supervisor. In addition to her work at CIU, she is in private practice part time. She has experience in grief and loss, parenting, adolescent and young adult issues, aging issues, relationship concerns, growth and spiritual development, divorce recovery, pre-marital, marital and family therapy, and clinical supervision and consultation. Cathy is a clinical member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, South Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors. She also holds membership in two National College Scholarship Honor Societies, Alpha Chi and Psi Chi. She has presented at Alpha Chi’s national and regional conventions. Cathy was born and raised in Orange County, California and is the youngest of seven children. Cathy and her husband, Randy, of over 35 years are blessed with two daughters, one son, and one granddaughter. They enjoy active membership in their church. Both Cathy and her husband have been involved with various ministries including teaching Sunday school, youth ministry, spiritual retreats, and small group leadership. In addition to spending time with her family, Cathy enjoys riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, reading, traveling, and watching sunsets.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: B.A. (Bible & Religion), Montreat College; M.A. (Christian Counseling), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Counseling Program Administrator, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division 2003-2007; Private practice, Lexington Baptist Church Counseling Center 2004-2011; Private Practice, Warn Clinical & Consulting Services, LLC, Columbia/Lexington, SC, 2011-present; Associate Director of Clinical Counseling Program, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC; 2007-2010; Director of Training and Internship for the College of Counseling and resident graduate faculty in counseling, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC, 2011-present; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor; SC Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor.
Robert McDole, also known as “Rob,” came to CIU to attain his M.A. in 1998 and began working in the Distance Education department in 2001. Before coming to CIU, Rob worked for years as a pioneer for online education. Today, Rob serves as the Director of the Center for Educational Innovation and Development, a job that requires him to multitask at an impressive level.
B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Missouri
Kim Abbott is the first athletic director of Columbia International University, building the foundation for the future of a CIU athletics program. She came to CIU in 2010 from the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, where as athletic director, she oversaw that school’s entry into intercollegiate athletics from 2005-2010.
Abbott began her professional career in athletics as a women’s golf coach, first at Dartmouth College from 1989-1991, and then at the University of South Carolina’s (USC) main campus in Columbia from 1991-1994. From 1998-2005, she held administrative positions in the athletic department at USC.
Having a Christian witness in athletics is important to Abbott. She has been involved in The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for several years, and currently serves on the executive board of the Midlands FCA in Columbia, S.C.
Abbott is a competitive golfer, having played in numerous national and local tournaments. She was the winner of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Championship in 1994 and the Columbia Women’s Golf Championship in 2003. She has also served as an instructor of women and junior golfers.
She is married to David Abbott and has an adult step-son, Bryan Abbott, and a daughter, Mary Ellen who participates in athletics at Ben Lippen School.