Craig Manes

Associate Director of Admissions for Church Relations

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 with the coordination and strategic implementation of partnerships with a variety of local churches and ministries. He engages the musical and academic resources of the University with the mission of the church at community events, retreats and conventions across the Midwest. Craig also teaches as an adjunct professor in the ONU School of Theology and Christian Ministry.

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 an M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and an 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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