Information to Help you Give


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. They receive regular ministry updates through the Proclaimer’s Voice newsletter. You can find out more about becoming a Proclaimer by clicking here.

The Board of Trustees are elected out of the Proclaimers and help provide direction and governance. Through their faithful support the ministry has grown and the Gospel continues to be lifted up through camp weeks, retreats, worship, and the Daily Texts.

Donate through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

Sign up here for electronic fund transfer (ETF), or Simply Giving, by downloading and printing the Simply Giving Form, returning it to us at P.O. Box 579, Alexandria, MN 56308.

This will help you donate on a recurring basis, helping us further the work of the Gospel through Mount Carmel Ministries. Thank you!


Donate with your Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent Choice is a program through which members can designate their available Choice Dollars toward various Lutheran organizations, including Mount Carmel Ministries.

If you are a Thrivent policy holder or hold a volunteer leadership position, just follow these simple instructions and you can designate your Choice Dollars.

Go to the Thrivent website and sign in with your username and password or register for an account in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Once you have registered and signed in, select the “Direct Choice Dollars” button for Thrivent Choice in the right hand side.

In the middle of the next page, type in “Mount Carmel Ministries,” in the “Organization Name” box (nothing in “City”) and click search.

Next to our camp name, click the “Direct Now” button. You will be able to assign all or part of your choice dollars to us. Click the “submit button” and your Thrivent Choice Dollars will be sent to our ministry. You can also donate over the phone.

Annual Report

To see Mount Carmel’s most recent audited financial Annual Report click on the link below.

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