Heather Holleman

The Bible verses God used most to capture my heart and align my life include John 10:10 (which I read as a first year at UVA), Deuteronomy 31:6 (the first Bible verse I memorized), Galatians 2:20, and Ephesians 2:1-10. My life is about ever-deeper moments of surrender and consecration to Jesus.

My Life

Favorite Quote

We teach what we most need to learn. --Parker Palmer

Friends describe me

as a "walking exclamation point"

My hobbies

Writing, gardening, cooking

Fantasy dinner guests

Taylor Swift, Flannery O' Connor, Frederick Buechner, Henri Nouwen

Best advice I ever received

Stress is when you try to assume responsibility for things you are not responsible for.

My undergrad alma mater

University of Virginia

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

A Honda Prelude

If I weren't a professor, I would

definitely be a Camp Counselor

Favorite books

Return of the Prodigal Son, East of Eden, Peace Like a River, The Great Gatsby

Favorite movies

Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Legally Blonde, Rushmore

Favorite city

Wherever I am

Favorite coffee

All of it!

Nobody knows I

love TikTok

My latest accomplishment

Writing Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus.

Current Research

How to have better conversations, pedagogy, interpersonal curiosity