All staff members at Mount Carmel are involved in discipleship with students, and they spend regular time each week in ministry with the students. In the context of learning, service and community, they live and model their faith with the goal of helping students put faith into action.
Nils is the President of Mount Carmel and is deeply passionate about encouraging and challenging believers to expand their view of God, and to go "all in" in their Christian lives. As someone who is easily excited by his faith, Nils has trouble understanding how someone can know the living God, and yet be casual about their faith.
Prior to working at Mount Carmel, Nils worked as a civil engineer for a large consulting firm, but has also spent time working as a Youth Pastor, serving in India, and working as the water and sanitation lead on disaster response teams with Samaritan's Purse.
Nils and his wife Michelle are both Alumni, graduating from Mount Carmel in 2008. They are kept busy by their three small kids, Silas, Joshua and Phoebe.
Jeannie is our Office Manager/Registrar and feels privileged to walk alongside students as they take next steps in their journey of faith. Having spent time teaching in Thailand and working at L’abri Fellowship in Switzerland, she gets excited about helping students expand their perspectives on culture and missions through our Interchange program.
Jeannie first moved to Edmonton to attend Mount Carmel herself. She later graduated from The King’s University College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Theology and then a Bachelor of Education. Prior to joining the Carmel staff team, Jeannie worked as a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She enjoys hosting people for a meal, making pottery, traveling, and finding new places to explore in a kayak.
Jeremy is the Old Testament Instructor at Mount Carmel. Born and raised in Edmonton, Jeremy has a passion for seeing the Old Testament come alive. He sees the deep community that Mount Carmel provides as the best vehicle to engage with the rich and real stories, prophecies, poetry and laws given to us by God in the Old Testament.
Jeremy completed a Bachelor in Biblical Studies, as well as a Bachelor in Film Studies, from Biola University. He has also completed a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is always up to play a board game!
Katie sees the tremendous value of the intentional community that forms as Mount Carmel students learn, serve and do life together. She is excited to be a part of the MCBC team and have the opportunity to learn more about each student that studies here. Katie teaches Missional Living and oversees the Impact program.
Katie is married to David. She is a Mount Carmel alumnus and graduated from the University of Alberta with a combined Kinesiology and Education degree. Before coming to Carmel she worked in Parks and Recreation. She enjoys sports, running or basically anything fitness related as well as spending time outdoors and with animals.
Mike is the New Testament instructor at Mount Carmel. He also teaches growth group discipleship and keeps his hand in a number of other projects. Mike says that, as part of the Carmel team, he hopes "to effectively and passionately explain God’s Word and relate its timeless truth to everyday life, and be a help, a resource, and a friend to students as they live the life of a Christ follower." He loves the interactions and discussions with students--everyone has a different story, background, and perspective, but we all follow the same God.
Mike is married to Nicole, and they have two children, Carter and Drew. Prior to coming to Carmel he worked at IBM. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the U of Manitoba, a Certiﬁcate in Biblical Studies from North American Baptist College, a Masters of Divinity from Taylor Seminary, and has done further studies at Regent College in Vancouver.
Ty likes Mount Carmel because it keeps him young and pursuing God in relevant ways. He likes to keep learning and he has a lot of fun with the students. God is up to something new every year at Mount Carmel and Ty loves being a part of it along with seeing the continued growth in students from earlier years. Ty is currently teaching Christian Life.
Ty is married to Lori and they have five children, Grace, Samuel, Emma, Rebekah, and Jane. He says that he has yet to learn a real respect for gravity. He likes to climb just about anything that looks interesting—trees, roofs, mountains, etc. He has good intentions of attempting a triathalon next year, and dreams of one day ﬁnishing the work on their home. In the summers he keeps busy with a small construction and renovation company.
Ty is a Mount Carmel grad and he is currently working on a degree at the University of Alberta.