President Update

New President Announcement 

 

To the Mount Carmel Bible College Community,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m excited to inform you that we have completed our presidential hiring process and I would like to introduce to you our new president, Nils Reuter. As Nils has been part of the Mount Carmel community for many years there’s a good chance that many of you already know Nils and are familiar with his enthusiasm and devotion to Christ. I know that some of you have served with Nils in various ministries and at that, some have even taught, discipled, and invested in Nils. In this way, I feel that it is very encouraging to have someone from our community and a former graduate (2008), accept the calling to carry on the school’s work of discipling young people.  

For those of you who don’t know Nils, he and his wife Michelle have three young children, live in Edmonton, and currently attend Capilano Christian Assembly. Nils is trained as a civil engineer and most recently has been working as a project manager. Looking back through Nils’s work experience he has demonstrated a passion to look outside the comfortable and routine and has continued to find ways to serve and participate in the great commission. From camp ministry, youth, and young adult ministry to disaster relief with Samaritans Purse, Nils has shown that he has the ambition to combine practical love alongside the redemptive message of the gospel.

In part, because of Nils’ unique skill set and his contagious enthusiasm, we are very excited to have him join our team at Mount Carmel and we look forward to seeing how he will be used by God. Nils and his family will need our support and prayer as they take on the difficult challenges that come from leading a Bible school in Canada in 2022. Please find ways to support Nils and his family including filling his inbox with words of encouragement from time to time.

Over Mount Carmel’s more than 50 years of ministry, there have been many different people leading, serving, and supporting the school. But through God’s faithfulness and provision, the core mandate of encouraging young people to be fully devoted to Christ has not changed.  

Thank you to Ken and Denise for serving at Mount Carmel for longer than you had planned. The Board and school have been very blessed by Ken’s gracious extension of his commitment as interim president. Thanks, Ken, for finding a way to make things work. I know this has included many long days and late nights.

Thank you staff for your faithful work at Mount Carmel during this long hiring season. Thank you for staying excited and focused on student success, while navigating many challenges and uncertainties.

Thank you, Mount Carmel community, for continuing to partner with this unique little school, for your prayers and generous financial support.
 
On behalf of the Mount Carmel Board,
Craig McKellar