Our People

Eden Health Care Services’ success is founded in its people. Our team of 150 staff, 400 volunteers, and board members, embrace a team philosophy to enhance care for people affected by mental illness. Together, these individuals bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge and create an environment of compassion, recovery and hope for patients.  

Leadership Team 

Brad Unger

Chief Executive Officer, Eden Health Care Services

Crystal Cruickshank

Chief Financial Officer, Eden Health Care Services

Karma Sheppard

Program Director, Eden Mental Health Centre

Jayme Giesbrecht

Jayme Giesbrecht

Director of Development, Eden Foundation

Kim Thiessen

Program Director, Recovery of Hope

Leighton Knapp

Program Director, Eden Residential Care Services

Jayme Giesbrecht

Lavonne Kroeker

Program Director, Segue Career Options

Dr. Matthew Toews – Medical Director, Eden Mental Health Centre

Board of Directors

Board of Directors – Executive Committee

Al Kehler – Chair
Ron Gerbrandt – Vice Chair
Linda Nichols – Secretary
Evelyn Labun
John Kroeker
John Friesen
Bill Friesen
Emma Hamm
Cheryl Braun
Barry Dyck
Ewald Kasdorf

The Executive Committee is responsible for the governance of the entire organization. There is also program boards for each of the programs including Recovery of Hope, Segue Employment Services, Eden Clinical Services, Housing and Supports, and the Foundation. If you would like more information about the program boards, please contact the administrative office.


Eden Health Care Services is owned and operated by eight Manitoba Mennonite Church Constituencies including:

  • Mennonite Church Manitoba
  • Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba
  • Sommerfeld Mennonite Church of Manitoba
  • Evangelical Mennonite Conference
  • Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference
  • Christian Mennonite Church
  • Congregation of the Old Colony Mennonite Church
  • Reinland Mennonite Church