Rev. Dr. Hollie Holt-Woehl holds a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling, with an emphasis on the congregation. Her dissertation, "Congregations as Trinitarian Communities: Accepting, Welcoming, and Supporting People with Chronic Mental Illness," explores congregations welcoming people with mental illness into congregation life. Ordained in 1993 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), she has served congregations in rural, urban, and suburban settings.
Dr. Holt-Woehl is an Adjunct Professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Since 2008, she has taught the course "Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families" and has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at St John's School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN, since 2021. She is also an intentional interim pastor in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod (ELCA).
Dr. Holt-Woehl has written “They Don’t Come with Instructions: They Don't Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom, and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges,” and many other publications.