Elder - Charlie Olson

Charlie graduated from South Dakota State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in pharmacy. He has been a registered pharmacist for the last 34 years and is currently the Director of the Long Term Care Division for Astrup Drug.

He married his wife, Lauri (who serves as an administrative assistant at Sojouners), in 1988 and they have four children: Luke, Emma, Kendra, and Jack. Their family resides in rural Hayward.

Charlie grew up in a Christian home and has been a dedicated student of the Bible all of his adult life. He has been teaching adult and youth Sunday school classes since 1990. He was a member of the Hollandale Christian School Board where all four of his children are attending or have graduated from.

His main focus of study is Systematic Theology and Creation.

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence. (2 Peter 1:3)