Mary S. Hulst

Mary Hulst


  • PhD (2006) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, communication ethics and the philosophy of religion
  • MDiv (1995) – Calvin Theological Seminary
  • BA (1991) – Calvin College, classical studies

Professional experience

Calvin Theological Seminary

  • 2007-2009 – Assistant Professor of Homiletics (tenure track) 

Calvin College

  • 2009-present – University Pastor
  • 2006-2007 – Assistant Professor of Communication Art and Sciences (term appointment)

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church

  • 1995-2003 – Pastor


Rev. Dr. Mary S. Hulst has served as University Pastor since 2009. Before coming to Calvin College, she spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids before leaving to pursue a PhD in communication ethics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her bachelor’s degree is in classical studies from Calvin College, and her master of divinity was granted by Calvin Theological Seminary. Dr. Hulst taught for one year in the Communications Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin College and then for two years at Calvin Theological Seminary, as Assistant Professor of Preaching, where she still teaches on occasion. You can follow her on Twitter @PastorMary2U and find her on Facebook as “Pastor Mary.

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