About Randall Olsen

Born in LaSalle County to blue-collar parents, and educated in the public school system in Ottawa, Illinois. Apart from a four year period of seminary study, finished college by taking classes part-time while serving in the military. Served in the Air Force from 1968 until 1988 as an X-ray Tech and Nuclear Medicine Tech, and worked as a Nuclear and Nuclear Cardiology Technician.


  • Graduated from the Ottawa public school system, OTHS ’66
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Troy State University, 1984
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Auburn University, 1986
  • Master’s of Divinity, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 1995


  • Mensa

Military Service

  • US Air Force
  • Radiology Tech 1968-1977
  • Nuclear Medicine Tech 1977-1988
  • Retired August 1988


  • Nuclear Medicine / Nuclear Cardiology Technologist
  • Swedish American Hospital, 2003-2013
  • Retired, August 2013
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