Humorous, open, practical, equipping…the light that shines through Holly, and that shines on anyone who experiences her presentations and seminars, comes directly from the joy and peace she has found in Jesus Christ. She also remembers well what she was like before giving her life to Jesus – unfocused and searching for fulfillment and identity in dead-end relationships. Holly is honest in describing her life before Christ, and she is always eager to share with groups and individuals the profound change she’s experienced since making the decision to live a life that honors God.
Holly now uses her gift of teaching, as well as her passion for helping others, to equip and inspire others to discover joy, identity, and abundant living through Jesus. Combining her Ph.D. in psychology, her search for identity, her life’s many experiences, and - most importantly - the wisdom of God’s Word, Holly equips anyone who hears her speak with focused, specific action steps that change lives for the better.
The Professional Fact Sheet
Ph.D. in psychology from Saint Louis University
Professor of psychology at Missouri Baptist University
Founder, Yellow Umbrella Ministries (YUM), dedicated to sharing the joy of Christ and His abundant living through speaking engagements and writing
Graduate of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Seminar) and UPPER CLASS speaker training
Living Water Academy Board of Directors
The Personal Fact Sheet
Happily married to Todd Brand, with whom she enjoys counseling engaged couples, teaching Bible studies on marriage and parenting, and speaking to groups about issues of purity and sexuality
Mom to three precious children
Attends The Crossing Church in Chesterfield, Missouri