Simone Twibell

Associate Professor

Christian Ministry, School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Dr. Simone Twibell serves as associate professor of intercultural studies. Ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2012, she served as a pastor in Illinois and Kentucky for ten years and as a volunteer short-term missionary in Central America for three years prior to her current assignment at Olivet.

Dr. Twibell is the author of two books, Intimacy with God: an Invitation to Prayer and Boundary-Breaking Mission: the Gospel in a Diverse and Fragmented World. She has also authored several book chapters and scholarly academic articles and was selected as a Waybright Scholar to complete her Ph.D. studies in Intercultural Studies at Trinity International University. She is a member of several professional societies and a member of the Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee in the Church of the Nazarene.

Dr. Simone Twibell resides in Bourbonnais with her two children, Lucas and Sofia. Her recreational interests include triathlons, reading, and travel.