Melford E. Holland, Jr.


Melford E. Holland, Jr. (Bud) recently retired as Program Officer for Leadership and Ministry Development at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. Ordained in 1968, he has served in various capacities in the Church. While on the Presiding Bishop’s staff, Bud was instrumental in creating Fresh Start, a resource called “Meeting on New Ground: Cultural Diversity in the Ordination Process,”  a Commissions on Ministry Handbook, and the creation of a major review of education and formation in the Episcopal Church (PEALL), among other initiatives. Bud is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.), General Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Princeton Seminary (Th.M. and D.Min.).