Our Staff

Directory & Profiles

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. 

Clint Porritt

Clint loves the community at Mount Carmel and the opportunity to study, learn, and grow with a body of believers, both students and staff. He gets excited about seeing life transformation as students become apprentices of Jesus. Clint teaches, mentors, and helps out in a number of administrative areas. He loves reading, gardening, and doing just about anything outdoors.

Clint is married to Jennifer and they have three children: Maia, Samuel and Ember. Before joining the staff team at Mount Carmel, Clint and Jennifer worked for 12 years in youth, camp, and music ministry. Clint is an alumnus of Mount Carmel, and has a Masters of Theological Studies from Taylor Seminary in Edmonton.

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Jeannie Blair

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Katie Greenway-Short

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 Attitudes in Service and oversees the Impact program. 

Katie is married to David. She is a Mount Carmel alumni 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. 

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Ken Marshman

Ken Marshman is the Interim President responsible for overseeing the operation and ministry of Mount Carmel.

Most of his working life has been spent in construction, working as a plumber early in his career and spending most of the last decade as a Construction Project Manager for commercial and oil and gas projects in Alberta.

Mount Carmel has had a profound impact on his family.  Knowing first hand what it means to be part of this community, he is excited to help more students develop as followers of Jesus.

He attended Mount Carmel in 1998-1999 and his dad, and wife are also alumni. His wife Denise was on staff from 2002-2005.  

Ken still lives in his hometown of Ardrossan with his wife Denise and daughter Luci.  They attend and serve at Sherwood Park Alliance Church.


Mike Pedde

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.

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Ty Gurnett

Ty likes Mount Carmel because it keeps him young and pursing 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 has been at Mount Carmel for eight years and is currently teaching Christian Life and heading up the Impact Program.

Ty is married to Lori and they have four children, Grace, Samuel, Emma, and Rebekah. 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 in religion at Kingʼs University College.

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