Campus Ministries


Brian Burkholder
University Campus Pastor and Director

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

Carmen Miller
Program Assistant

Carmen Miller joined EMU staff as the Lead Teacher in the two-year old class at the Early Learning Center and as the Program Assistant in Campus Ministries. Carmen holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Mennonite University. She is a regular worship leader in her congregation and serves as a volunteer sponsor with the high school youth group. Carmen serves as the campus Celebration adviser. She also has background in a variety of teaching roles including outdoor environmental education, early childhood music, religious education, and homeschooling.

Lana Miller
Undergraduate Campus Pastor

Lana Miller recently began as Undergraduate Campus Pastor at Eastern Mennonite University in August 2013. She was raised Mennonite and continues to worship with a congregation that is part of Mennonite Church USA. She began her career in the field of education as a high school biology and chemistry teacher and since then has been a youth pastor, curriculum writer, teacher in spiritual formation and youth ministry, convention planner for Mennonite Church USA, and regional representative for Mennonite Central Committee in Southeast Asia. Her journey has led her to encounter many experiences, people and places, but her heart remains in Christian spiritual formation, being a nurturing pastoral presence for those discerning how to embody their faith.

M.Div., Eastern Mennonite Seminary
B.A. in Biology and Chemistry, Secondary Education from Goshen College

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