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Holton Health and Wellness Services Staff

Carrie Dashner, MA, LLP

Director of Counseling Services

Carrie became the director of counseling services in 2011. Prior to accepting this position, she contracted with SAU on a part-time basis to provide counseling for students on campus. Carrie states, “I really enjoy working with college students and I feel very blessed that the Lord has led me back to SAU to counsel students full time.” She cares deeply for the students she counsels and she desires each one to reach their full potential and function to their greatest ability. Carrie is passionate about dispelling the negative stigma associated with counseling. She states, “Counseling is just one healthy way to learn how to work through troubling issues and it should not be feared or bring feelings of shame.” Carrie provides a confidential and non-judgmental environment in which students can address issues, seek solutions, and grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Carrie counsels students who are struggling with a wide variety of mental health challenges, which may include depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, sexual abuse recovery, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, and eating disorders.

Carrie graduated from SAU, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology and earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She has extensive knowledge and professional experience gained through working with a wide range of mental health issues.

Faith Holton

Faith Holton

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Faith enjoys working at SAU with the staff of Holton Health and Wellness Services and serving and loving the students.  She is married to a wonderful man, Todd, and has three grown sons. She loves the outdoors, flower gardening, reading and the Lord!

If you need to contact Faith, call her at 517.750.6352 or email her at

Kaitlin Perdew, MSN, FNP-C

Director and Nurse Practitioner at Holton Health and Wellness Service

Kaitlin joined Holton Health and Wellness Services in 2023 and is ecstatic and grateful for the opportunity to serve SAU students. She completed her ADN through Jackson College and her BSN and MSN through SAU. She has worked in the operating rooms at both University of Michigan and Chelsea Hospital, worked in the pediatric ICU at University of Michigan as well as the pre-anesthesia testing clinic at Chelsea Hospital.

She is from the Jackson area and lives here with her husband and four children. They enjoy all things outdoor including kayaking, biking, sports, and camping. Kaitlin is confident God has placed her at SAU for his purpose and glory and immediately felt welcomed as part of the SAU community. She is eager to get to know the SAU family and serve them with the gifts God has given her.  

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Jean Marie Parker, BSN, RN

Staff Registered Nurse
Jean Marie started in the Holton Health and Wellness Center in 2019 and is excited to be able to provide Christ-centered care to SAU students. She loves being able to incorporate her faith and work while sharing the JOY of knowing Jesus!

She does vaccine research for CCS trips, keeps up supplies, and does the education for travel consults, gives injections and performs lab draws as needed. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University.

After graduating she worked on a postpartum unit and a cardiology unit at a large hospital while also working for a home health company specialized in tracheostomy patients. She also has taught clinicals for several colleges. 

In 2014, she moved to Michigan with her husband Joseph. God has blessed them with 3 beautiful children. Jean Marie loves being able to be home with the kids most days and also being able to use her nursing talents at SAU!