Staff

Office Team

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Cam Priebe, Director

Ph: 1.204.487.3300 ext. 649
cpriebe@cmu.ca 

As the Director of the Outtatown Discipleship School, Cam is excited to encourage young adults to experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ, and to discover God’s calling on their lives. He is married to Shauna, and together they have three kids: Tyson who is attending CMU, Megan who is in high school, and Madison in junior high. He most recently studied at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministries.

From being the director at a Christian camp to working in student life at a Bible College, Cam has had many roles and experiences that have prepared him well for working with young adults and leaders to assist them in discovering more about God, the world, and themselves. These roles have included; coaching sports teams, church youth group sponsor, giving direction to a leadership development and mentoring program for churches, and involvement with the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches that focused on leadership development within the conference.

Some of Cam’s favourite things to do include enjoying a cup of coffee and great conversation with a friend; white water rafting with his wife (although that’s only been done once, it was just that good it made the favourites list); playing/ watching/ coaching sports, especially basketball; camping at the ocean with his family; and coaching and mentoring people to discover more of who God has created them to be.

Cam has a desire to provide safe relationships for people to journey towards finding their identity, calling, and purpose in Christ. His favorite passage of scripture is Ephesians 3, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” “The goal of teaching, the goal of discipleship, and the goal of studying well, is to know the love of Christ, and that others may know and experience it as well.”
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Deanna Braun, Program Manager

Ph: 1.204.487.3300 ext. 646
dbraun@cmu.ca

Deanna feels blessed that she gets to work with Outtatown and has thoroughly enjoyed the last few years as a Program Manager. She has a long history with Outtatown, beginning in 2000 as a student in the Guatemala program. Due to her fantastic experience as a student, Deanna jumped at the chance to work in the Outtatown office while completing her degree at CMU and then returned after a couple of years away to fill the Program Manager role.

When Deanna is not at the office – booking flights, finding new opportunities for the students, and bringing her administrative gifts and love for people to her work with Outtatown – she’s enjoying a cup of tea and good conversations with friends, planning fun activities for the youth girls in her church, gardening or completing a home renovation project.

Exploring God’s creation and travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Guatemala have fueled her love of learning.  Deanna is excited to grow in her own faith as she learns more about what God is doing in people’s lives as she makes arrangements for the Outtatown students in local and international settings.

While reading through the book of Ezekiel, the phrase “and they shall know that I am the Lord” shows up multiple times in conversations between Ezekiel and God (usually as part of a judgment). This has reminded Deanna of God’s desire to be known by his people and has inspired her to pay more attention and to take note of what God is doing around her.

Tim Cruickshank

Tim Cruickshank, Program Manager

Ph: 1.204.487.3300 ext. 645
tcruickshank@cmu.ca

Tim is thrilled to return to Outtatown as a Program Manager. Tim first fell in love with the mission and vision of Outtatown when he was a Guatemala Site Leader from 2012-2014. After working in community education at Siloam Mission and most recently studying theology at a graduate level at Regent College, Vancouver he is excited to play an integral role in such an impactful program.

Tim is passionate about cultivating personal development and resonates deeply with Outtatown’s learning-based approach, through the pursuit of knowing God, oneself, and the world. He brings a desire for integrating faith and life to the role, wanting to see students leave Outtatown with an enthusiasm to continue seeking God and allowing their faith to impact the rhythms and routines of everyday life, both individually and in community.

When he isn’t working, Tim enjoys sports, the arts, and the outdoors. While his best basketball years appear to be behind him, Tim can often be observed commuting by bicycle. Additionally, he enjoys the opportunity to play music and to explore creation by camping or canoeing with his wife, Zoe. Tim has an interest in simplicity, taking pleasure in preparing meals for others, gardening, and making soap. While he has spent time travelling across Canada and in Ireland, England, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Turkey, and Israel-Palestine, Tim looks forward to visiting Africa in the near future.


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Marlis Funk, Program Assistant

Ph: 1.204.487.3300 ext. 618
mfunk@cmu.ca

Marlis joined the Outtatown team in the winter of 2017 and brings a varied administrative skill set and a love of community, travel and adventure. Marlis is happy to support students, staff and site leaders in their journey with God and in the Outtatown office.

With experiences as a camp director and youth pastor in Saskatchewan, Marlis believes in building and encouraging a strong connection with God and the community. Her experience as an English teacher for refugees at Jubilee Partners in Georgia shaped her global world view and shaped her journey as a young adult.

Marlis is a CMU grad and professional photographer. Creating and sharing visual imagery and music brings joy to her daily life. She enjoys road tripping in Canada and finding great coffee and doughnuts. Marlis is married to Ken and they parent an active toddler and an extroverted lab puppy.