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Gary Gerstenberger

Gary Gerstenberger

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Phone: 815-928-5616
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Gary Gerstenberger ’84 graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a double major in Christian education and psychology. While a student at Olivet, he served as a resident assistant in Chapman hall for two years and as senior class chaplain. He was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene as a minister and for the past 28 years has served in staff ministries primarily with students and families. The last 16 years of his youth ministry has been in Indianapolis and he now comes to Olivet to assist high school students in the next stage of their life.

Gary met his wife, Renee (Gray) ‘85, at Olivet and they’ve been happily married for 28 years. They have two sons — Jordan ’11 and Jeff ’17.

Matthew 6:33 states: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

“God has a plan for our lives and I’m looking forward to working with students as they discover that Olivet can be part of their future.”



Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.