Christian Ministries Staff

Dr. Justin Carswell - Dean of Christian Ministries

Justin Carswell has served as the Dean of Christian Ministries at the college since 2010. Before that, he taught on the faculty in the Philosophy/Religion department as an Assistant Professor. Justin earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy and his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated college from Baylor University. He and his wife, Mandy, have five children who keep him busy with the joys and wonders of being a kid. Justin’s responsibilities as the Dean include leading worship in the Chapel, teaching in the Biblical and Theological Studies department, and helping the college fulfill its mission to develop citizens of Christ-like character. He can be reached by email at carswell@cofo.edu or by phone at (417)690-3447.

Andrew Bolger - Campus Minister

Andrew Bolger is the Campus Minister at College of the Ozarks.  Andrew recently returned to the Ozarks after working on his B.A. at John Brown University and then finishing his M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University.  Recently married, Andrew and his wife, Connie, enjoy spending their time outside whether that’s running, working in their yard, or hiking.  Andrew’s responsibilities at College of the Ozarks include: helping lead worship in the Chapel, teaching in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department, leading mission trips, and doing discipleship and mentoring with men on campus.  If you are interested in contacting Andrew, please email him at abolger@cofo.edu or by phone (417) 690-2334. 

Nancy Finn - Director of Community Service

Nancy Finn is the Director of Community Service and Camp Lookout at College of the Ozarks.  Nancy's responsibilities include helping students plan and organize service projects for the student body. She also serves as the Director for Camp Lookout, a summer program that ministers to approximately 500 children each year.  Nancy and husband, Richard, have lived in the Branson area for 19 years.  They love to go camping - RV style and enjoying boating on area lakes.  If you are interested in serving our local community, contact Nancy at finn@cofo.edu or (417) 690-3454.

Jennifer Freeman - Director of Christian Formation

As the Director of Christian Formation, Jennifer Freeman has the pleasure of working with students as they grow in a healthy relationship with Christ, others and themselves.  She helps plan retreats such as Camp Koinonia, the CALL Leadership Retreat and Women’s retreat.  She partners with the Campus Minister in discipling and mentoring students both through bible studies and personal relationships.  She also loves teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Biblical and Theological Studies department.  Jennifer received her Masters degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena California and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Worship Studied from the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies.  Please contact Jennifer at Freeman@cofo.edu or (417) 690-3456.

Linda Leneve - Secretary

Linda LeNeve is the Secretary to the Christian Ministries office.  She has worked at the College for 15 years and has been in Christian Ministries for the last eight.  Linda, her husband, Gil, and their dog, Wilson, love the outdoors.  They enjoy visiting with their daughters, camping, canoeing, boating and traveling.  Linda’s responsibilities include:  taking care of the logistics of the office, Christian Convocations, Operation Christmas Child, and handling weddings in Williams Memorial Chapel.   If you have any questions concerning the above please contact Linda at leneve@cofo.edu or 417-690-3449.

Pat McLean - Counselor

Pat McLean directs the Student Counseling Center. She is going on her eighth year at CofO. She's a John Brown University alum, a licensed counselor, licensed relationship therapist, and serves in ministries designed to promote healthy growth personally, relationally and professionally. She and her husband, Derek, enjoy ministry work together, stay young at heart, have two married children, and three grandchildren.  If you would like to contact Pat, please contact her mclean@cofo.edu or (417) 690-3441.


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