Brian Burkholder

Brian Burkholder

Office Phone: (540) 432-4115

Cell Phone: (540) 746-6419


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: UC 224

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Campus Pastor

Campus Ministries


Campus Ministries

Brian Martin Burkholder has served as Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries since 2003. Raised in the United Methodist Church, he previously worked as a public school elementary teacher and school counselor in Ohio as well as program director of retreats and outdoor ministry at Amigo Centre in southern Michigan. While studying at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Brian served as interim campus pastor at Goshen (IN) College. He is an experienced worship and music leader, enjoys facilitating and participating in retreats, finds fulfillment in chaplaincy related roles, appreciates bluegrass and folk music as well as contra dancing, loves the out-of-doors, hiking in beautiful natural settings, gardening and almost anything to do with water.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 2009
M.Div., Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), 1998
M.A. in School Counseling, The University of Akron, 1986
B.S. in Education, The University of Akron, 1982

Ordination for Ministry, Virginia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA), 2004

Professional Memberships
National Association of College and University Chaplains
Spiritual Directors International