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Brian 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.

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

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

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

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