“Olivet was formative for my professional life and transformative for my spiritual life. It was at Olivet where I became more aware of how important Next Generation scholarship is for the future of the church. The school prepared me excellently for a life of ministry leadership and resilient faith. I have had the opportunity to lead church, non-profit, and academic ministry with the strong foundation given to me by the professors and administration at Olivet.”
Dr. Leon Blanchette, Chair, Christian Ministry
Dr. Leon Blanchette is a professor, children’s pastor, leader, speaker and author who has given his life to the service with children and their families. He has conducted extensive research and has written several book chapters and journal articles on ministry with children and families. He also serves as part-time children’s pastor at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene.
Christian Ministry Faculty
Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students
Our faculty go above and beyond to be more than just partners in learning and inquiry—they make the time to genuinely know you, to help shape your future.