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Cedarville Stories Podcast: Running the Relay Race of Faith

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

You might confuse Diana Perkey’s walk with God as a run. Diana is a 1991 alumna of Cedarville and was recently named the Director of Alumni Engagement. She’s been on the run since she arrived, and her impact is already being felt.  

Diana compares her faith in Christ to a relay race: a continual process of releasing and receiving the baton and being faithful with each new calling from Jesus. That has included orphan care missions to Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

Her partner on the run is her husband of 30 years, Bret. Their course hasn’t always been smooth or well-marked. Even though pockmarked with challenges, they have pressed hard after the Lord and watched Him move mountains, such as when Bret suffered a stroke in 2014 or the health issues their youngest daughter faced in 2017, which required leaving the mission field.

“We just walk each day literally by faith, trusting in His plan and what He’s laid out in front of us and just trying to be obedient to that next step,” she shares during the podcast. “And we never know the twists and turns; we just have to walk.”

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More to the Story

Diana and Bret’s hearts for orphan care began when they were members of an Apex Community Church house church full of adoptive families.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit  

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