Raised in New Hampshire and south-east New York, Holly came to Columbia with an undergraduate degree in sociology to study in the MA in Clinical Counseling program. Holly is passionate about healthy churches, using the Arts in worship and strives to help women discover and use their leadership gifts. Holly has used her counseling, training and dramatic gifts in her most recent role at CIU as the trainer of students in the Seminary Counseling Programs, overseeing the development of students’ counseling skills. Her desire is to help students, who are current and future church leaders, cultivate and create a safe church culture for believers to become more like Christ and seekers to grow closer to Him.
B.A. SUNY New Paltz, 1995; M.A. Counseling, Columbia International University, 2002; private practice, The Meeting Place, 2002 – 2004; counseling lab coordinator, Columbia International University, 2002 – 2004; counseling programs trainer, 2004 – present.