Involved in numerous avenues and positions of church ministry since her youth, Dr. Olena brings a broad spectrum of ministry experience to her role as DMin Project Coordinator and a member of the faculty at AGTS.
She has published Holocaust curricula and poetry; numerous articles and book reviews; book chapters in We’ve Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation; Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies from a Pentecostal Perspective; and But These are Written: Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker. She also authored the official biography of Dr. Stanley M. Horton, Stanley M. Horton: Shaper of Pentecostal Theology, co-edited/co-authored with Eric Newberg Children of the Calling: Essays in Honor of Stanley M. Burgess and Ruth Vassar Burgess and co-edited/co-authored Volume 21 of the Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies series, Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry.
Dr. Olena has taught courses in Jewish Studies and Theology at Evangel University, AGTS, and King’s University, taught abroad in several countries. She served as editor of AGTS’ e-journal Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, as Executive Director of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and as a participant on the International and local Roman Catholic Pentecostal Dialogue.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
Society for Pentecostal Studies (Member since 2006; Executive Director 2011-2016)
Participant on the International and local Roman Catholic Pentecostal Dialogue
Refugee Advocate since 2017