Staff & Leadership


Jackie Gertken

Office Manager

Jenny Jorgenson

Housekeeping Director

Luke Elliott

Facilities Director

Phyllis Jacobson

Planned Giving Coordinator

Shae Smith


Heidi Knauf

Operations Director

Tim Peterson

Executive Director

David Blackstad

Program Director

Awaken Project Student Staff

Courtney Corrente

Awaken Project Student

Kimberly Schnider

Awaken Project Student

Brandon Ott

Awaken Project Student

Steven Wagner

Awaken Project Director

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:

Sally Smith – Alexandria, MN

Stu Wood – Alexandria, MN

Bill Odermann – Austin, MN

Kim Deterding – Alexandria, MN

Bryn Knatterud – St. Paul, MN

Marcella Nelson – Brookfield, WI

Paige Knorek – Lake Park, MN

Dave Wollan – Hutchinson, MN

Ken Birst – Bismarck, ND

Miriam Kindem – Bemidji, MN

Eric Ristvedt – Alexandria, MN

Joanna Green – Alexandria, MN

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