john-holmes

John Holmes

Vice President of Student Life and Donor Relations, Associate Professor of the Bible

Degree: Ph.D.
Office: Admin 102
Email: jholmes@graceu.edu
Phone Number: (402) 449-2873

Professional Profile

Dr. Holmes has been at Grace University since 1993 and is currently the Interim President. His work began at Grace serving in the EXCEL Adult Degree Completion department from 1993 to 1997, as Registrar from 1998 to 2002, and as the Dean of Grace College of the Bible from 2002 to 2009. He graduated from Grace University in 1986 (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary in 1992 (Th.M.), and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in educational administration and leadership.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Holmes enjoys teaching Survey classes (OT and NT), Backgrounds and Cultures of the Bible and other Bible electives like Joshua, Judges, Ruth and especially Wisdom Literature.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Holmes spends his research time in the Old Testament, particularly the books of history and wisdom. He has spoken at numerous camps and men’s retreats on biblical manhood and wisdom. Dr. Holmes also teaches a class in Backpacking and Rock Climbing each year as well.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Holmes lives in Bellevue, NE with his wife, Donna. They have two sons, Jesse and Micah. Dr. Holmes enjoys spending time with his family, speaking on manhood and wisdom,  riding dual-sport motorcycles, reading and riding mountain bikes.

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