• A little about Olea

    Olea Nel
    Brief version of Olea Nel's biography

    Longer version

    Dr. Olea Nel was born in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing her training as a teacher in Andrew Murray's heartland of Wellington, she relocated to Australia to further her studies. Besides attaining a PhD. in Linguistics, she also has qualifications in Information Studies and Theology.


    Olea has had a varied professional career teaching at a range of tertiary institutions including the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Chisholm Institute of Technology and Canberra University. After obtaining a post-graduate qualification in Information Studies, she joined the National Library of Australia in 1987 where her career spanned 15 years.


    Olea has been a dedicated Christian since the age of five. She is married to Peter, an ordained minister who has served Christ for 40 years.


    Although happily retired for several years now, she is still eager to pursue her passion for research in church history and biography. She is presently writing the third novel in a trilogy on the life of Andrew Murray.


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