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Geri Karsten

Adjunct Faculty - Human Services

Mount Royal College, 1979; B.S.W. University of Calgary, 1985; Registered Social Worker, 1986-present; Counseling, Gonzaga University 2005; M.A. in Counselling, Gonzaga University, 2005; Rocky Mountain College 2010-Present.

Geri has worked in the social work and counselling field for more than 35 years. She has had various roles, such as a youth worker, juvenile probation officer, community worker, counsellor focusing in areas of domestic violence and trauma, in management at a second stage women's shelter and is now working part-time as a counsellor for the women in the shelter.  

One of the biggest rewards that Geri has derived from counselling has been to journey with people as they grow in knowing God more fully and as they experience the power of the grace of Jesus’ sacrifice in their lives. She has the privilege to walk along side people who want to grow and heal from the wounds they experienced as children and adults.  These people have become her heroes and have taught her much about hope and resilience.

In her time away from school she enjoys gardening, hiking, bicycling, riding her motorbike, painting and reading fiction. She is a member of a church called The Lantern and enjoys the small, family like atmosphere as well as the contemporary worship every Sunday.  She has remained single throughout her life and enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews, other family members and her friends.

We want to share with you our excitement for a new way of learning at Rocky Mountain College.

Pathways is our new “distributed learning” model. It is taking our classroom courses out of the box, and down the road to where you are.

With our focus on discipleship, leadership and social care, Pathways now enables students, professionals, and life-long learners, to take advantage of our programs and courses no matter where they are.

Courses are available to Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Often times God speaks to us and we yearn for a richer life. But obstacles appear.

Pathways is about removing obstacles and allowing access to quality learning experiences. We foster changed lives both locally and globally.

It is our hope that we can show you a new pathway to learning, ministry and a richer, more meaningful life. Thank you for exploring RMC’s Pathways program.

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