The Alumni Exec currently consists of 5 members, in addition to an NBC staff member who serves as staff liason. Each executive member serves a 2 year term, and can be re-elected for a second 2 year term if they so wish. After a one year absence past executive members are welcome to re-run for a position on the Exec. The Alumni Executive seeks to serve the Alumni Association by helping it reach its stated purposes in the Alumni Constitution.

This is a volunteer position. The hours put into this job can widely vary depending on the current Executive, how much each Exec is willing to put into the position, and many varying other conditions. The main time-consuming responsibility of Alumni Executive in recent years has been planning and organizing Alumni Weekend, held every November at the college.

Josh Lees

Josh grew up being trained to love God. He followed in his parents' and sisters' footsteps to take his faith seriously by attending a Bible College. From the years 2015-2018 he attended NBC, growing in his faith and meeting many amazing people one of whom became his wife, Bryn Lees (Alumnus of 2015-2018). Josh enjoys listening and making music, and connecting with people in his church and workplace. He hopes to serve God through being involved with NBC and his local church.

Shelby Desharnais

Shelby attended NBC from 2012-2015. During that time God used NBC to transform her identity and deepen her desire for discipleship. In 2013 she met Joël at NBC and they were married in 2016. They are currently living in Melfort where Joël is a youth pastor at Park Avenue Bible Church. In January they welcomed their daughter, Hailey Verity Desharnais, into the world. Shelby spends much of her time with her daughter and getting to know people in the community. Most of her time revolves around being a mama, having coffee with friends and those she mentors and hanging out with her awesome husband. She has enjoyed being on the alumni executive to help alumni stay connected to NBC and one another. Her hope is that alumni continue to stay connected to one another, and both encouraged and challenged in their walk with God. She hopes alumni weekend is one of the places where this happens.

Allan Klippenstein

Allan went to NBC when it was still NBI for one year in 1983-84. He really enjoyed his time there as he learned a lot about dorm life, peeling potatoes (my job in the kitchen) but most importantly about our amazing God. God taught Allan that he needed to rely on Him for things. Allan also learned that he needed to give himself to Him in every area of his life. He made some awesome friends there, some of which he still connects with. Being part of the school again is a great thing and, although things have changed, it’s great to see how God is still working at NBC. He's glad to be part of the Alumni Executive.

Joshua Nickel

Joshua Nickel has been actively serving in ministry at the local Nipawin Alliance church as both the lead visuals coordinator (making sure there is someone to click to the next slide) and as a member of the board of elders (making sure that there is someone to see the slides... and to help provide Christian leadership). He has been seeking to put his schooling to use in everyday life activities as well as serving needs as he is called to meet them, including preaching and leading Bible studies as God leads.

Crystal Pelletier

Crystal was a student from 2001-2005. She has been married to Donat for over 8 years. They have two children: Andre (7) and Selah (4), whom they homeschool. They attend the Tisdale Alliance Church where Crystal helps run the Tisdale Mom and Tots, and teach Sunday School. This year she organized a monthly homeschool gym time in Tisdale. She enjoys baking but not the clean-up. ☺ She grows a garden at her parent’s farm in the summer. She enjoy listening to people and hearing their stories.

Jason Elford

NBC Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations
Jason attended NBC for 3 years from 95/96 through to 97/98. He could never have guessed he'd join the staff some 13 years later. Jason joined NBC staff in fall 2011, and is currently the Director of Enrollment and Alumni Relations. Having served 4 years as Alumni Exec president from 2006-2010, Jason is no stranger to the Exec and has served as the NBC staff liaison since November 2011. He has a beautiful wife and 4 young daughters. Life is busy but good!