About Kirsten

Shortly after getting married to my Canadian husband, we moved to Canada to be involved with training missionaries. Our goal in life is to love God, love the church, and love all people. We get to do that by serving at emanate. After our first term is finished, we hope to be serving God in tribal church planting overseas.

Heading into the “Bush”

We often use the term “bush” to describe the jungle or areas where there is heavy forestry. This one term can describe many different environments from the intense jungles of Papua New Guinea to the more […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Alumni, Emanate, Emanate Course|1 Comment


Emanate exists to equip servants of the church. While everyone’s story of how they got here is different, each one has been impacted by a similar truth. They have acknowledged the need for unreached people […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Emanate, Emanate Students|2 Comments

Jeremy and Kimberly

It is a wonderful thing to train individuals, couples, and families. Each one has a story of how the Lord brought them to where they are now and what He has been teaching them along […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Emanate, Emanate Students|1 Comment


Along with the diversity in the personalities of our students, there is also variety in where they come from. Some of our students have spent the majority of their lives in other countries, some […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Emanate, Emanate Students|2 Comments


Each year we pray for students to come to our training centre. God has been faithful to bring many different people through our doors. We enjoy getting to know the different people in each class and […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Emanate, Emanate Students|1 Comment

Nathan and Emily

A new group of students has entered our training centre! We couldn’t be more excited about this answer to prayer as we have interacted with the 12 new students. We want to share our excitement […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Emanate, Emanate Students|0 Comments


This is the season when we celebrate Thanksgiving. For many people, Thanksgiving is just another statutory holiday, a weekend off, and a time to eat a lot of food. It’s also a time to be […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Emanate|0 Comments

Life in Transitions – The Chens

Derek and Chantal Chen are in their final semester at Emanate. While they look forward to what God has for them in the future, they know that there are many more transitions to come.

“Missionary […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Emanate Kids, Emanate Students|0 Comments

The Open Doors

Many of us like to use the analogy of “open and closed doors” when we think about the happenings in life.There are many times when we notice that a valid option we had is […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Emanate|0 Comments

Home Sweet Jungle

Imagine waking up each morning to cool, crisp air. Someone gets up to get the fire in the stove started and you slowly begin your morning routine. You wait a bit for the fire […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Emanate Course|0 Comments