Background and Philosophy

Originally from Long Island, New York, Holly Ulmer is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Holly received a B.A. in Music and English from Bucknell University, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. As a pastor, Holly finds joy working with young adults and considers it a privilege to minister to and with students as they journey from “inherited” faith to “owned” faith during the challenging college years. She regularly teaches a one-credit Interfaith/Secular Dialogue Course that has a social justice component and gives young adults skills for building relationships with others who have world views very different than their own. For 10 years, Holly was a member of National Capital Presbytery’s Anti-Racism Task Force. She is a member of the National Campus Ministry Association (NCMA), and created and coordinated the worship services for the 2010 annual conference. Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains, Holly has also served as an on-call Chaplain at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

Two of Holly’s favorite things are singing and playing the violin.