John Holzhuter

John Holzhuter

University Chaplain
Director of the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality

Contact Information
Office: 785-248-2334
Email: john.holzhuter@ottawa.edu


Chaplain John Holzh├╝ter is an educator and long-time advocate for the needs of disadvantaged youth.  He currently serves as the University Chaplain for Ottawa University and leads the Fredrikson Center for Church and Faith Vitality.  Since 1999 he has worked as an efficiency and process-improvement consultant for several (federal) government agencies and served on task’s forces for the last three Kansas Governors. He specializes in profit/not-for-profit partnerships and private, state, and federal grant funding and compliance.  He has served as a secondary school administrator and as the director of an alternative high school and led large non profit agencies from start-up to national service footprints. In addition to past Chaplaincy roles with the Veteran’s Administration and VVA-Chapter 912, he has served as a ‘WorkForce Development Specialist’ , assisting current and former military personnel, senior citizens and with restorative justice case referrals.   A widower, with two grown sons, he lives in Ottawa, Kansas.



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