Mark Quanstrom

Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry and Professor
School of Theology and Christian Ministry
Theology and Philosophy
Ph.D., 2000, St. Louis University
M.Div., 1982, Nazarene Theological Seminary
B.A., 1977, Olivet Nazarene University

Rev. Mark R. Quanstrom, Ph.D. is the Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry, since June 1, 2015. He is also the Senior Pastor of  College Church of the Nazarene, University Avenue, since June 22, 2014.

Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Quanstrom was a full-time Professor of Theology, Philosophy and Practical Ministry at Olivet. Currently, he teaches Wesleyan-Holiness Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling.

He received a B.A. from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.Div from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology, from St. Louis University.  He is the author of two books and numerous articles. His doctoral dissertation was published in 2004 by Beacon Hill Press under the title "A Century of Holiness Theology," which some consider to be one of the publisher's landmark publications. His second book, "From Grace to Grace," is an exploration of the call to holiness and was published by Beacon Hill Press in 2011.

Prior to coming to Olivet, he was the pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, Belleville, Illinois, for 23 years. During that time, he was an online instructor for Nazarene Bible College; an adjunct professor for European Nazarene College, director of the Illinois District School of Ministry; and served on the Illinois District Advisory Board. From 2009 to 2014, he was the University Campus Pastor of College Church of the Nazarene.

From 2003 until 2010, Dr. Quanstrom was president of Olivet's Alumni Association and served on the Board of Trustees. He received Olivet’s “Ministerial O” Award in 2012.

He and his wife, Debi (Lucas), are the parents of three sons: Lukas, married to Rachel (Studebaker), who are parents of Gabriel, Reuben, Julian and Milo; Ryan, married to Emily (Benson), who are parents of Eloise; and Daniel, married to Kayla (Luna).