Staff & Leadership


Jackie Gertken

Office Manager (Extension 3)

Jenny Jorgenson

Housekeeping Director

Luke Elliott

Facilities Director (Extension 7)

Phyllis Jacobson

Planned Giving Coordinator

Shae Smith

Registrar (Extension 2)

Heidi Knauf

Operations Director (Extension 4)

Tim Peterson

Executive Director (Extension 5)

David Blackstad

Program Director (Extension 6)

Awaken Project Student Staff

Courtney Corrente

Awaken Project Student

Steven Wagner

Awaken Project Director

Brandon Ott

Awaken Project Student

Board of Trustees

The Mount Carmel Ministries Board of Trustees consists of eleven men and women who are elected by the Proclaimers (voting members of Mount Carmel). Each year at our Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustee candidates are elected, each for a three-year-term.

Call the office for more information (320) 846-2744, or email at

The Board of Trustees are:

Dean Rostad – Camrose, AB

Stu Wood – Alexandria, MN

Bill Odermann – Austin, MN

Kim Deterding (Treasurer) – Alexandria, MN

Bryn Knatterud – St. Paul, MN

Marcella Nelson – Brookfield, WI

Paige Knorek (Vice Chair) – Lake Park, MN

Dave Wollan – Hutchinson, MN

Ken Birst – Bismarck, ND

Miriam Kindem (Secretary) – Bemidji, MN

Eric Ristvedt (Chair) – Alexandria, MN

Joanna Green – Alexandria, MN

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