Regardless of his role in the church, at Olivet Nazarene University or at home, Tony is passionate about being the person God has called him to be. He currently serves as the director of church and university relations at Olivet, overseeing the connectivity of the University with the 700 Churches of the Nazarene in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Prior to leading Olivet’s church relations, he served for more than 20 years in the Admissions office, taking on multiple roles of leadership from admissions counselor to associate director to the director of the Office of Transfer Admissions.
Over the past 35 years, Tony has served the Lord in many other ways. Following his graduation from Olivet in 1980 and before returning there in 1986, he was a song evangelist, a music pastor and a youth ministry pastor in local churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has also been a song evangelist for revivals, retreats, crusades and camp meetings; and a worship leader in local churches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
He holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in church music, both from Olivet. In 2015, he received Olivet's Staff Member of the Year Award.
Tony and his wife, Janine, are parents to four sons — all Olivet alumni or currently enrolled as Olivet students — and grandparents to three granddaughters.