Brother Duane Holloran, Beta Phi ’60, a retired minister from several Phoenix area churches who held a doctorate in counseling psychology, died May 3, 2008.
Born in Cleveland, on March 17, 1938 to Howard and Katherine Holloran, he spent his younger years in Chardon, Ohio before moving to Tucson, AZ at the age of 12. After Tucson High School he attended the University of Arizona, graduating with honors in 1960.
He married Nancy Kate Owens in 1959 before moving to New Jersey to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1963 with a Master's of Divinity degree. Returning to Arizona he served as pastor of Scottsdale Presbyterian Church and Orangewood Presbyterian Church in Phoenix.
Brother Holloran then enrolled at Arizona State University and obtained his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1973. With the support of local pastors and congregations the Phoenix Interfaith Counseling program was founded in 1973. For the following 24 years Duane served as executive director. His mission was to provide high quality professional counseling for individuals and families on an ability to pay basis. While at Interfaith that he also supervised interns and residents in master's and doctoral programs. His work with the Presbytery of Grand Canyon helped to counsel pastors and their families and also congregations in conflict.
Brother Holloran served as adjunct professor for San Francisco Seminary, Arizona State University and Phoenix Community College. In 1997 Duane returned to the parish ministry, accepting a call to serve as associate pastor at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale.
He was a member of the Presbytery of Grand Canyon, American Psychological Association, America Association of Pastoral Counselors and other professional and community organizations be made to the Holloran Memorial Counseling Fund which will provide counseling resources to friends and members of the church community. Donations may be mailed to Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ