One of Holly's most valuable experiences after graduation from Maryland Institute College of Art was the mission year she spent in England. God was preparing Holly as the spouse of active duty Air Force pilot, Van Davis. Together they undertook new duty assignments in Texas, Guam, New York, New Hampshire, Nebraska and Virginia.
After Van's military retirement, Holly took a few classes at a nearby seminary. It was not her idea to pursue ordination -- it was God's idea. Holly was ordained in 2005 and began her first pastoral call at Dardenne Presbyterian Church near St. Louis. After serving three years, she moved to Virginia to care for her aging parents while serving as Associate Pastor at Heritage Presbyterian Church for seven years.
Following the passing of her parents, Holly and Van answered the call to First Presbyterian of Waynesville in September, 2015. They are the parents of a son, Keller, who lives in Seattle, and a daughter, Margie, a missionary with Medair.
Dr. Halverson said, "You go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God has put you there. He has a purpose for you being there." Holly sees God's sovereign hand overwhelmingly evident in the breadth of her life experiences. It is with great joy and gratitude that she serves the Lord in ordained ministry.