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Joel Deckard

Joel Deckard
Director of Ministry Teams

Joel graduated from Olivet in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. He now serves as the athletic trainer for Olivet’s cross country, track and swimming teams while also working on his master’s degree in organizational leadership as an Olivet student.

While an undergraduate student, Joel had the privilege and opportunity to be a member of Olivet’s ministry teams and travel to churches, camps and retreats across the Midwest. For a total of four years, he was part of three different groups. Now the director of three ministry teams, he is investing in ministry in a new way.

During the time he was on the road for Olivet, he met and served with his wife, Ali (Carter) ’13. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in youth ministry and works as a graduate assistant in Olivet’s Office of Admissions.

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