Mary S. Hulst

Dr. Mary S. Hulst

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Assistant Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary

B.A., Calvin College, 1991
M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1995
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Mary Hulst is a preacher with a pastor’s heart. She spent 8 years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before leaving to pursue a Ph.D. in communication ethics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her bachelor’s degree is in classical studies at Calvin College, and her Master of Divinity was granted by Calvin Theological Seminary. Mary taught for a year in the Communications Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin College before joining the Calvin Theological Seminary faculty in the summer of 2007.

Mary enjoys sitting on her back porch on Sunday afternoons reading The New York Times while her beloved golden retriever sleeps at her feet. She also enjoys hiking and backpacking, and has taken solo backpacking trips (with her dog) to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

At her interview before the Synod of the CRC, Mary said that “preaching changes the world!” It is her fervent belief in the power of the gospel to change people’s lives that motivates her to train the next generation of preachers.

“Watching students deepen in their love for scripture and grow in their ability to preach is a great joy. I can’t wait to see how God will use these amazing people to build his kingdom and change the world.”

Areas of Interest

Classical studies; Communications, Arts and Sciences

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