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Pastor Rich Holdeman

Dr. Richard Holdeman is the pastor of the Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IN.  He is a graduate of Yale University where he received a B.A. in biological psychology and of Indiana University where he earned a PhD in molecular and cellular biology.  He has been teaching as a Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Indiana University since 1997.  In 2005 he graduated from The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and was ordained as a minister of the gospel that same year. 

In addition to interests in science and theology, Dr. Holdeman is an avid sports enthusiast.  He coached the Indiana University Ice Hockey Club for 13 seasons and retired as the coach with the most wins in the history of the program.  Dr. Holdeman serves as President of the Board of Lighthouse Christian Academy in Bloomington, IN.  He believes that his strongest asset is his wife, Amy.  They have been married since 1989 and have four daughters.

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Pastor Adam Niess

Adam Niess grew up in Wheeling, WV and came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as a high school student. He then studied Double Bass performance at Indiana University (IU) and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Upon graduating from IU, Adam was married to his wife, Anne, and began a pastoral internship for two years with the Bloomington RPC. Adam and Anne then moved to Pittsburgh, where Adam attended the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) and graduated with an M. Div. in 2012.  In 2009, while at RPTS, Adam and Anne’s son, Micah, was born. Adam is certified by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and was recently ordained and installed as the second pastor of the Bloomington RPC.


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