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Craig Manes

Craig Manes Church Relations
Associate Director of Admissions for Church Relations

Phone:  815-939-5044
Craig has served in the Office of Church Relations since 2007, with the mission of keeping Olivet connected to local churches across the region. He assists in the coordination of the four music ministry teams as they lead worship at churches, retreats, and conventions across the Midwest. Craig also teaches as an adjunct professor in the ONU School of Theology and Christian Ministry and is the director for the Alpha evangelism and discipleship course for the Chicago Central District of the Church of the Nazarene.

Prior to his current role, Craig served as an admissions counselor in Olivet's Office of Admissions for five years and as a youth pastor with Young Life youth ministry for a year and a half. He holds a district license through the Chicago Central District Church of the Nazarene, and also a M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a M.A. in religion from Olivet.

Craig enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, especially with his wife, Casey, and their two daughters and one son.

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