Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rev. Simone Twibell currently serves as the director of the Intercultural Studies and Ministerial Missions undergraduate degree programs at Olivet Nazarene University. Prior to this assignment she served as a pastor in Illinois and Kentucky for ten years and as a volunteer missionary in Central America for three years. Dr. Twibell is a regular contributor to Holiness Today and has authored two books, several book chapters and scholarly academic articles. She received her Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at Trinity International University and was awarded the Kenneth Kentzer Memorial Award for academic excellence and Christian character in 2019. She is currently awaiting publication of her books, Intimacy with God: The Invitation of Prayer and The Church and its Mission: A Journey with the King and His Kingdom. Her deepest passion is to awaken the Church to the reality of the Spirit-filled life. In her spare time, she loves to do triathlons, read, hike, travel, and have fun with her two children Lucas and Sofia.
Chapel services are held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00am and Thursdays at 9:30am, plus additional revival services in the fall and spring.