Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann named Concordia College Campus Chaplain

January 28, 2014

Concordia College has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann as Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion. In this new appointment, he will be actively promoting the Christian identity and tradition of the College through daily chapel services, ministry to students, and implementing creative opportunities for student service learning.  In addition, Dr. Hollmann will continue to teach religion courses at Concordia.

“The addition of Dr. Hollmann to our campus community will expand and deepen the impact Concordia has on its students,” said Dean Sherry Fraser, “His knowledge and international experience provide the kind of diversity of thought we seek for our students and is one of the college’s core competencies expected of its graduates.  Bridging academic and campus life is at the heart of The Concordia Experience.  We are very happy to welcome Dr. Hollmann as a key partner in this mission.”   

Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann received a B.A. from Valparaiso University, a M.Div. from Concordia Seminary - St. Louis and a Ph.D. from McGill University. He also studied at Hangzhou University, Westfield House Seminary, and the University of Cambridge.  

Hollmann’s background includes teaching at colleges and seminaries in Turkey, India, and Sudan, pastoring a multicultural Lutheran congregation in Montreal, and currently serving as a Pastor in New York City. In addition, he has conducted research in Germany and the Vatican Library and presented papers at meetings of the International Congress on Medieval Studies, American Academy of Religion, Renaissance Society of America, and the International Thomas Merton Society. 

Dr. Hollmann is also a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Doctoral Research Fellowship.

“We welcome Pastor Hollmann’s expanded role as Campus Chaplain.  His ability to reach students of all backgrounds will no doubt make a difference in our campus spiritual life and service learning initiatives,” said Chris Koutsovitis, Associate Dean for Student Development. 

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