Our Vision

To eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty where we serve.

Our Mission

To build hope and well-being for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love.

Our Values

Transparent Accountability
Treating All With Respect
Open Communication
Holistic Innovation

Over 35 Years of Growing Hope

The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence.

We have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers, and support from the community.

Our History

The idea for a street ministry came from Pat Nixon who founded The Mustard Seed in 1984, opening the first location in Calgary. Today, the organization operates in multiple cities, including: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat in Alberta; and Kamloops in British Columbia. All locations offer an expansive range of programs and services to serve our most vulnerable community members.

Programs and services include:

  • Basic needs - emergency shelter, meals, clothing, and hygiene items
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Spiritual Care
  • Community Engagement
  • Neighbour Centres

With the support of our donors, volunteers, and the community, The Mustard Seed continues to grow and meet the needs of those we serve.

Gift Catalogue

Choose from almost 30 gift catalogue items, and help give the gift of kindness today! At The Mustard Seed, our programs are tailored to help those experiencing homelessness and poverty, and now you can choose exactly where your donation dollars are going. Learn about our employment programs, health and wellness services, or the difference one meal can make. Say goodnight to homelessness, and help change a life today!

View our Gift Catalogue

Meet our Executive Team

Stephen Wile headshot

Stephen Wile

Chief Executive Officer
Dean Kurpjuweit headshot

Dean Kurpjuweit

Chief Regional Officer
Rosanne Goetz headshot

Rosanne Goetz

Chief Communications Officer
Bill Nixon headshot

Bill Nixon

Senior Managing Director Calgary
Rowena Browne headshot

Rowena Browne

Chief Development Officer
Janet Mathieson headshot

Janet Mathieson

Chief People Officer
Aaron Badger headshot

Aaron Badger

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer


Jeremy Thiessen headshot

Jeremy Thiessen

Foundation Chair
James Gardiner headshot

James Gardiner

Foundation Director
Jason Krueger headshot

Jason Krueger

Foundation Director
Mandy Johnston headshot

Mandy Johnston

Foundation Director
Kevin Schular headshot

Kevin Schular

Society Chair
Ruth Esau headshot

Ruth Esau

Society Director
Reinhart Issler headshot

Reinhart Issler

Society Director
Bonnie Ogilvie headshot

Bonnie Ogilvie

Society Director
Benjamin Wiebe headshot

Benjamin Wiebe

Society Director
Tolu Solola headshot

Tolu Solola

Society Director


The Mustard Seed is committed to transparent accountability and open communication in all of its practices. We seek to share as much information as possible with you, our valued supporters.

View our Accountability Policies