Mount Carmel Leadership

The dedicated work of our staff and Board of Trustees provides the direction and inspiration grounded in the Word, that keeps our camp strong in its mission.



Dan Baker

Executive Director

Jonathan Swenson

Summer Program Director

Jana Swenson

Development Director

Jill Manlove

Operations Director

Shelli Crowe

Summer Registar

Jackie Gertken

Administrative Assistant

Verney Klemm

Buildings and Grounds Director

Heidi Knauf

Housekeeping Manager

Phyllis Jacobson

Planned Giving Coordinator

Suzy Affeldt

Food Service Manager


The Mount Carmel Ministries Board of Trustees consists of eleven men and women who are elected by the Proclaimers. Each year at our Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustee candidates are elected, each for a three year term. The 2017 Annual Meeting for Proclaimers is at 2:00 on August 5th. Call for more information (320) 846-2744.

The 2016-2017 Board of Trustees includes:

  • Sally Smith – Alexandria, MN
  • Nate Bjorge – Little Falls, MN
  • Stu Wood  – Alexandria, MN
  • Bill Odermann – Austin, MN
  • Dan Bryngelson – Rosemount, MN
  • Mark Deterding – Alexandria, MN
  • Darcey Larsen – Fertile, MN
  • Rene Moen – Delano, MN
  • Miriam Kindem – Bemidji, MN
  • Bryn Knatterud – St. Paul, MN
  • Emily Malm – Mabel, MN
  • Jay Gorham – St. Paul, MN