Curt’s passion is fleshed out his life verse, 2 Timothy 2:2—train those who will in turn train many more for the Kingdom. Curt wants students and adults to be challenged and have their worldview changed like his was in the summer of 1985. Throughout his 30-plus-year ministry, he has taught students, led multiple mission trips, served in a variety of roles in churches, and planted a church overseas.
In 1992, Curt and Mary were sent out by IM to serve in Brazil with their daughters: Amber, Kelsey, and Brooklin. While in Brazil, the Hollands ministered in three cities. During their final term, they saw God develop a number of young Brazilians for future pastoral roles. They also planted a church in the city of Campinas. This church continues to thrive and has instigated other church plants and mission works in and around the city of Campinas.
Mary has worked as a family coordinator in an elementary school with over 20 languages spoken, and more than 45 countries represented. She earned her Ed.D. in educational leadership from Lipscomb University and currently has a ministry as an assistant principal in a public elementary school.
After leading The Hanna Project and teams into five continents, Curt is now the director of field ministry personnel with IM. He has led numerous college mission groups to Brazil and Ecuador and mentored a number of students along the way. Curt received a Master of Arts in religion from Liberty University and has his TESL certificate from the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.
Amber (Burleson), Kelsey (Lin), and Brooklin (Hawkins) are nurses. Mary and Curt adopted Andrew when he was three.
Curt enjoys coffee, exercising, playing golf, reading, and traveling to new cultures.