Jeff and Deann Carter
Jeff and Deann serve with CBM in Europe, based in the Czech Republic where Jeff is Youth Ministry Training Coordinator and Advisor for the European Baptist Federation (EBF), an organization comprised of Baptist federations and unions from across 51 countries. He is also a faculty lecturer at the International Baptist Theological Seminary where he developed youth leadership courses for the Masters and Certificate programs. As part of his responsibilities Jeff created Horizons, an online training course in international youth leadership for volunteer youth workers. The program is offered in numerous languages and is available in over 20 countries.Jeff is from Nova Scotia but spent his early childhood years on First Nations reservations in Northern Manitoba where his father was a schoolteacher and principal.
Jeff attended several Urbana mission conferences which quickened his interest in global mission service. Before launching into missions, Jeff served as Christian Education Director at First Baptist Church, Charlottetown where he discovered his love for youth work and subsequently formed Sonrise, a performing arts youth ministry. Later as a staff worker with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, he created a performing arts group called ‘Street Lights’.
Deann is also from Nova Scotia. She served in several pastoral roles, was Chaplain at Mount Allison University, pastor of visitation/youth at Moncton First Baptist Church, Pastoral Care Director at Spencers nursing home and part-time chaplain at two hospitals prior to joining Jeff in international missions work. She is a licensed counselor and therapist and operated a private practice in Canada while working with the Stratton Inquiry as a counsellor to victims of institutional abuse. Jeff enjoys the arts, music and painting. Deann enjoys reading and cross-stitch. They have two sons, Zachary and Matthew.