DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES -CARMA GJERNING
Carma has 21 years of experience in multicultural/urban children's ministry. "My deepest calling," she says, "is that all children will know that they are God's beloved and know themselves as God knows them and the sacred gift of their life." She enjoys the wonder and play that children bring to faith development. Telling the sacred stories of the Old and New Testament, she invites children to find their place in God's story.
Carma is part of the Spiritual Directors Network for the Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church and serves as a spiritual director and retreat leader. She is a graduate (class of 2010) of the Spiritual Training Program at Mount Carmel in Ontario, Canada.
Carma grew up on a dairy farm in Northwest Wisconsin. She has lived in the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis for 24 years, and enjoys biking, time with friends and family being outdoors, photography, and "living with an open heart and as a beloved one of God."