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Heart for the Nations Church and Ministries
Indigenous Awareness Workshop


Heart for the Nations Ministries' Pastors Carol Brzezicki and Jamie Harmon have been involved in ministry to the Indigenous community since 1994. Together they bring years of life experience and education for your church or event.

Pastor Carol Brzezicki


Carol is a Metis' person who was born in Peavine Metis Settlement which is a 300 member community just north of High Prairie, Alberta.  At age she 18 moved to the City of Edmonton where she met Rick Brzezicki, two years later they married and they started a family.  Carol worked as a Correctional Officer for almost a decade, it was during this season (January, 1986) that Carol  and Rick received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

At the age of 30, Carol left her position and started post-secondary education at Concordia College, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sociology and minor in Psychology. Carol went on to earn her Master's Degree in Health Studies from Athabasca University, her Master degree is suplimented by three summers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Along with her education and growing up in an Indigenous community, she has worked in Child and Family Sevices on reserve, for both Metis organizarions in Alberta (the Metis Nation of Alberta, Metis Settlements General Counsel), and the Indigenous Health Program at Alberta Health Serices.


Presently, Carol  is back at the Metis Nation of Alberta she is responsible for the drafting and establishing of the Metis Nation within Alberta Child and Family Services Law. This Law empowers the community to have their own Child and family service laws which focuses on  prevention and support for families. 


Throughout Carol's career she was an advisor to the Federal Government in the Law Commission of Canada report "Restoring Dignity" - which included Indian Residential Schools; she was a member of the Aboriginal Working Caucus which were special advisors in the  Indian Residential School Resolution Settlement Agreement.

Pastor Jamie Harmon

Jamie is a proud Hungarian-Métis woman. Having European and Indigenous roots gives her a Two-Eyed seeing approach to cultural understanding which is crucial in providing a safe ethical space for people to learn. 


She is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta and a direct descendant of ‘John Richards (little bear skin) McKay’. Her ancestors worked along side Louis Riel as they sought to defend Métis rights and Identity.  Her Indigenous cultural teachings were passed down from her father (former Regional Director for the Métis Nation on Vancouver Island), by Indigenous Elders and mentors within the Métis community. Outside of church, Jamie works in Indigenous Cultural Competency Education, creating and delivering sessions on Indigenous Cultures, TRC, colonization and historical events that impacted Indigenous peoples.


Jamie’s desire to support the Indigenous communities is evident as she routinely gets redeployed to support Indigenous communities at evacuation centres during natural hazard events.  She also sits on a variety of committees supporting Anti-racism work and promotion of Indigenous awareness.

Through her ministry at Heart for Nations Church, Jamie uses her prophetic giftings, her knowledge of God’s word and her 30+ years working experience in the Christian church to forward the gospel.  As her many competencies come from a diverse background, Jamie ability to foster culturally safe, respectful engagement has opened many doors for her within business, the Indigenous community, and the Christian community.

What propels Jamie forward is knowing that God has a plan, filled with hope, for all!  Jer 29:11

Truth in Action will allow you, your staff and your congeration to be equipped to know:

  1. What is the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and its "calls to action" relate to your church or ministry.

  2. What are some of the effects of Residential Schools and how do they affect reaching the Indigenous People

  3. What are the different Indigenous People of Canada and why are they unique

  4. What are the best ways to minister and reach out to Indigenous people

  5. Share experiences on how responsible missions or ministry can be accomplished with honour and dignity.

Call us for more information and we would love to meet with your leadership teams, local ministerial, faith based organizations or your local church.

Email us for more information at the email below or call 780-914-3115

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