Year-Round Staff

Tim Peterson
Executive Director (extension 5)

David Blackstad
Program Director (extension 7)

Heidi Knauf
Operations Director (extension 3)

Jackie Gertken
Office Manager (extension 4)

Shae Smith
Registrar (extension 2)

Luke Elliot
Facilities Director 

Pam Hovland
Office Volunteer

Steven Wagner
Gap Year Director 

Jenny Schwieters
Hospitality Coordinator 

Elouaze Alexis
Chef De Cuisine

Courtney Corrente
Communications Coordinator (Extension 6)

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.

Ken Birst (Vice Chair)

Bismarck, ND

Kim Deterding (Treasurer) 

Alexandria, MN

Joanna Green 

Alexandria, MN

Micah Johnson

Hawley, MN

Nijhar Jharia Minz

Minneapolis, MN

Paige Knorek (Secretary)

Lake Park, MN

Marcella Nelson (Board Chair)

Brookfield, WI


David Schmidgall 

Hancock, MN


Eric Ristvedt (Chair) 

Alexandria, MN


Dean Rostad 

Camrose, AB


Dave Wollan

Hutchinson, MN


Martha Hanson

Morris, MN

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