Dr. Leon Blanchette, Assistant Children's Pastor
Email: lblanche@olivet.edu
In 2003, Leon accepted a position at Olivet Nazarene University where he serves as Professor of Christian Education and specializes in Children’s Ministries. Leon spent much of his first year at Olivet developing a program designed specifically for those called to children’s ministry which eventually led to Olivet offering a Children's Ministry major. 

Prior to teaching at ONU, Leon served 18 years as a children’s pastor. His ministry included serving in Cupertino, CA; Riverdale, GA; Hendersonville, TN; and Marion, OH.

Leon has served as a member of the children’s council in Tennessee and Ohio, including serving as Children’s Director of the North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene and currently serves as a Board Member of the Nazarene Children’s Pastors’ Association. He is also a member of NAPCE (North American Professors of Christian Education). He regularly speaks at conferences, camps, revivals, and vacation Bible schools

He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University ('95) and completed his doctoral work at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. He was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in 1993.

Leon is married to his high school sweetheart, Teri, and they have two daughters: Sarah, married to Brett, and Emily.