Kari Swafford

Kari Swafford
Kari Swafford

Tutoring and Testing Center Coordinator


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7285

Office: Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Academic Degrees
  • B.S., Accounting, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001


Kari is a devoted mother, dedicated wife, and passionate servant of Christ. She is a woman who finds fulfillment in family, faith, and the pursuit of purpose. With six wonderful children, her life is a symphony of love and growth. As she eagerly prepares for our oldest child’s wedding this May, she is reminded of the beauty of family bonds and the joy of watching them embark on their own life journeys. From college to high school and even a little one at play, her heart finds endless delight in nurturing each unique spirit.

In a previous chapter of Kari’s life, she spent over two decades in the field of accounting, where she dedicated herself to the intricate world of numbers and finance. This was a passion that drove her and allowed her to excel in my career. Her family’s military service led them on an incredible journey across the country, awakening her inner wanderer. Kari considers herself a gypsy spirit, finding solace in the beauty of nature and the wonders of God’s creation. Whether it’s a scenic hike, a quiet moment by the ocean, or simply admiring the world from her own backyard, she cherishes every glimpse of His majesty.

Now, as her children pursue their dreams, she eagerly embraces the next chapter of my life. Ministry is her heart’s desire, and she is filled with gratitude and anticipation as she prepares to pursue her master’s degree in Christian Leadership this winter. Kari firmly believes that where the Lord calls her, she will go, ready to serve, inspire, and make a difference in the lives of others. In her daily life, you’ll often find her studying the Word, nurturing her beloved animals, and sharing boundless love with her children. Additionally, she finds great joy in connecting with Bryan College students, sharing wisdom and encouragement during their academic journeys. Kari’s life is a testament to faith, family, and the pursuit of purpose. With a heart full of love, a gypsy spirit, and a calling to ministry, she looks forward to the next adventure the Lord has in store for her, knowing that wherever He leads, she will follow.

I find great joy in connecting with Bryan College students and sharing wisdom and encouragement during their academic journeys.

— Kari Swafford

Student Life Assistant  | 

Academic Resource Center (ARC)
721 Bryan Drive, Dayton TN 37321
Mercer 212 (next to Common Grounds), Box #7646
Su: CLOSED, M-Th: 8:45 AM – 11 PM, F: 8:45AM-5PM, Sa: CLOSED

Office Phone: 423-775-7579