Carla Nelson

Serving in Canada/Africa

Carla Nelson, PhD, is Senior Associate – Africa Liaison & Educational Specialist. 
 
Based in Canada, Carla works with CBM’s International Partnerships team and Field Staff serving in Africa. She has extensive experience as a teacher, administrator and mentor in education. Since 2007, she has served as Tyndale University College’s Director of Bachelor Education Program and as the Associate Professor of Education for the past eight years. Carla previously worked with CBM as its Educational Facilitator and Coordinator of Teacher Professional Development in Kenya. 

As a significant portion of CBM’s global ministries involves supporting the education of children and the theological programs of our global partners, Carla’s extensive experience greatly benefits both partners and programs. As Africa Liaison, Carla works alongside Africa Deputy Team Leader André Sibomana in supporting CBM’s initiatives, strengthening our educational programs with partners internationally and exploring new educational opportunities.

Carla received her MDiv From Tyndale Seminary and her MEd and PhD from the University of Alberta. In 2014, Carla was named one of Canada’s 100 Fantastic Christian Women Leaders by the Bridgeway Foundation. She is married to former CBM General Secretary, Gary Nelson and they have one adult daughter, a son-in-law and four grandchildren. 

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25June

Carla Nelson

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Carla Nelson, PhD, is CBM’s Senior Associate – Africa Liaison & Educational Specialist. She supports CBM’s initiatives, strengthening existing and exploring new educational programs with partners internationally. Pray for students at Bible College in Kigali, Rwanda as they learn about peace-building and reconciliation from Field Staff  Gato Munyamasoko. Pray that Gato and the students be encouraged as they carry out their work in reconciliation. Pray for the women in the literacy group in Rwanda as they learn to read, write and count in their mother tongue of Kinyarwanda. Pray that they are able to find employment.  

23January

CBM Welcomes Carla Nelson

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Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Nelson, PhD, to the newly created position of Senior Associate – Africa Liaison & Educational Specialist, effective January 1, 2019. Carla will be based in Canada working with CBM’s International Partnerships team and with Field Staff serving in Africa. This new appointment comes in response to ministry shifts within the region and the desire to strengthen educational programs with partners internationally. A significant portion of CBM’s global ministries involve supporting the education of children and the theological programs of our global partners. As Africa

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