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Brian Martin Burkholder

DEPARTMENT: Campus Ministries

POSITION: University Campus Pastor and Director

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | UC 224

PHONE: (540) 432-4115

EMAIL: brian.burkholder@emu.edu

Brian Martin Burkholder serves as University Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries. Raised in The United Methodist Church, he previously worked as a public school teacher, school counselor and program director of Christian retreats, environmental education and outdoor ministries. While studying at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Brian served as interim campus pastor at Goshen (IN) College. He enjoys mentoring and encouraging young adults, leading music and worship, and participating in spiritual retreats. He is energized by chaplaincy, spiritual mentoring, bluegrass and folk music, contra dancing, hiking in beautiful natural settings, gardening and almost everything water-related.

Strengths Finder: adaptability, harmony, maximizer, responsibility, arranger
Spiritual Gifts: administration, support, service

Training
Gestalt Pastoral Care Foundation Training, 2020-2021
Trauma, Resilience and Healing in Times of a Pandemic (Summer Peacebuilding Institute), 2020
Mental Health First Aid, 2019
Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1 (Racial Equity Institute), 2019
Strategies in Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Level 1, (Center for Justice and Peacebuilding), 2011

Education
Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 2017
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

Credentials
Ordination for Ministry, Mennonite Church USA
Allegheny Mennonite Conference, 2020-present
Virginia Mennonite Conference, 2004-2019

Professional Memberships
Spiritual Directors International (SDI)
The Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher
Education (ACSLHE)

Education

MDIV, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
MA, The University of Akron (School Counseling)
BS, The University of Akron (Elementary Education)

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