Campus Pastor Ordained

ordination prayer and laying on of hands
Truman H. Brunk Jr. (partially obscured) leads a commissioning prayer for Brian Martin Burkholder while surrounded by family and friends at his ordination.
Photo by Rachel Smith

Brian Martin Burkholder was ordained as EMU campus pastor in a service held Sunday evening, June 13, at Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Truman H. Brunk, Jr., overseer in the Harrisonburg district of Virginia Mennonite Conference; Ray Hurst, co-pastor of Community Mennonite Church; and Loren E. Swartzendruber, EMU president, officiated at the service that included special music and storytelling.

In August 2003 Burkholder joined EMU’s campus ministries team, which includes Byron J. Peachey and Julie A. Haushalter as associate campus pastors. The trio gives leadership to university chapel programming and other campus ministries events, works with students designated as pastoral and ministry assistants, helps students examine the relationship between their faith commitments and their life