Diane Olson – Compassion Ministries

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in St. Paul MN in a Catholic home. Learned about Jesus through the catholic catechism teachings. Started to question catholic doctrine during my teen years but still believed in God and wanted to find out truth about him.

Tell us about your family.

Married my husband, Steve, and we raised our two sons in the Lutheran church and stayed active in church service. We have been a part of many different church denominations, but have always tried to focus on the “big picture” Church of Jesus Christ. Just recently the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes to the mission of being Jesus’ hands and feet to a needy world.

Why are you passionate about Palmwood Church?

My passion for Palmwood Church is to serve others and share with them the authentic living relationship they can have with Jesus in lieu of “religion”.

What’s your favorite movie?

Blind Side.

What’s your favorite sports team?


If you could ask God one question, what would it be?

When I get to heaven how will I recognize each of the apostles, Mary, my ancestors and famous spiritual people of the past? Name tags? (Ha ha).