Leon Blanchette

Chair of Christian Ministry and Professor
School of Theology and Christian Ministry
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies - Ministry
Christian Ministry
Ed.D., 2008, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., 1995, Trevecca Nazarene University
B.A., 1992, Trevecca Nazarene University

Dr. Blanchette is chair of the Department of Christian Ministry and serves as the director of the children's ministry undergraduate degree program and the family ministry graduate degree program. He teaches in the Christian Education field and specializes in children and family ministry.

Ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1993, he served as a children's pastor for 18 years prior to teaching at Olivet. Currently, he serves as part-time Children and Family Pastor at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene and is a board member of the Nazarene Children's Leadership Network.

He and his wife, Teri, have two daughters, Sarah and Emily and three grandchildren; Brenden, Cooper and Zoey. His hobbies include cooking, gardening and most any sport.