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

Admin Assistant / Bookkeeping

Verney Klemm

Buildings and Grounds Director

Heidi Knauf

Housekeeping Manager

Phyllis Jacobson

Planned Giving Coordinator

Suzy Affeldt

Food Service Manager

Group Photo 2017

Summer & Year Round Staff 2017


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 2018 Annual Meeting for Proclaimers will be at 2:00 on August 4th. Call the office for more information (320) 846-2744.

The 2017-2018 Board of Trustees are:

  • Sally Smith – Alexandria, MN
  • Nate Bjorge – Little Falls, MN
  • Stu Wood  – Alexandria, MN
  • Bill Odermann – Austin, MN
  • David Schmidgall – Hancock, MN
  • Mark Deterding – Alexandria, MN
  • Rene Moen – Delano, MN
  • Miriam Kindem – Bemidji, MN
  • Bryn Knatterud – St. Paul, MN
  • Emily Malm – Mabel, MN
  • Jay Gorham – St. Paul, MN