Holly was born and raised in Raleigh, NC on her grandparents tobacco farm. She is a graduate of Garner High School and NC State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Zoology. In December 2018 she received her Master’s Degree in Pastoral Leadership from Andersonville Theological Seminary. After graduating from college, Holly worked for the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Bioterrorism. She was trained in BSL 3 laboratory practices at Emory University and CDC. She worked for the lab until 2008 when she felt God leading her to stay home and homeschool her three children.
Holly is married to her best friend, Jason and they have three children. She grew up in church and felt God call her to ministry in 2012. She volunteered in many areas of ministry such a VBS, Upward Basketball, Christmas programs, local parking lot ministry, and many more. She also served as a Children’s pastor where she created and led a Children’s worship service on Sundays, Wednesday night mission based ministry for children, and local missions such as Lane Park Ministry (homeless ministry), Salvation Army baby bags, Backpack Buddies and bags for military families.
She has been on mission trips with youth to Birmingham, Alabama where she and her oldest son helped carry out construction on a house and serve as a team lead. She also went on a mission trip to Corona, NY where she volunteered at a VBS at a local church.
She has served locally to help connect local children to the children at The Talita Cumi orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Holly passionately serves on the Wake Med parent advisory committee for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also is a parent liaison on the Bereavement Committee for the NICU at Wake Med. She and Jason have also served on the UNC NICU board. Holly has a passion and calling to reach parents who have lost babies.
Holly loves watching her kids play sports, camping with her family and training her German Shepherds.