Giving for Individuals/Families


Donors who give $250 total in a calendar year to support the ministry of Mount Carmel are called Proclaimers. Proclaimers become voting members of this ministry and can take part in the Annual Meeting held onsite each summer the first weekend in August (August 3rd, 2019 at 4:00, dinner following). As a Proclaimer, you receive regular ministry updates through a special newsletter called the Proclaimer’s Voice.

The Board of Trustees are elected from the active Proclaimers and provide direction and governance for the ministry. Through their faithful support the ministry has grown and continues to hold forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ through camp weeks, retreats, worship, and the Daily Texts. The camp motto is “Jesus Only”, going back to its founding in 1938 by the Lutheran Bible Institute of Minneapolis. Now independent, Mount Carmel continues to serve generations of families, individuals, and others hungry to share in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There are a number of ways you can give:

  • Annual Fund Donations – helps provide resources for ministry and facilities
  • Worship Offering – helps us provide worship services locally in the summer
  • Memorials/In Honor of – a way to honor loved ones and support this ministry
  • Memorial Stones – engraved stones in the Miller Prayer Garden honor loved ones
  • Camper Scholarships – help families afford coming to camp and hear God’s Word
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars – further this ministry by gifts through Thrivent
  • Thrivent Action Team Dollars – provides $250 for volunteer activities for camp
  • Estate Gifts/Planned Giving – include us in your will, investments
  • Campaign Gifts – Support the SHINE campaign to help reduce chapel debt
  • Endowment Fund – help grow this new fund to serve the camp for years to come

Contact Information for our Development Team

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Pastor Jana Swenson, Director of Development
(319) 431-9890

Phyllis Jacobson, Planned Giving Coordinator
(763) 438-1550

Pastor Dan Baker, Executive Director
(320) 846-2744

Jackie Gertken, Administrative Assistant, for Donation Questions
(320) 846-2744