Staff & Faculty BIO

Dr. Gary Schmidt

Professor of Business Administration
403.443-5511 ext 446


  • BSc in Psychology (Minor: Management), University of Calgary
  • MBA, University of Calgary
  • MSc in Management Information Systems, University of British Columbia
  • DBA in Management, Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana

I was born and raised in Southern Alberta but have lived and/or worked in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the USA. I am moderately fluent in French and Spanish. I have about 25 years of teaching experience in a variety of contexts spanning from early elementary classes to Master’s degree courses and through institutions in several countries. My work background besides teaching has been in retail management, nonprofit administration and IT contracting, training and consulting.

I married Lori in 1987, and we have lived and served together on three continents and in some unique ways: host family for single pregnant girls, tentmakers in Venezuela, bi-vocational pastoring in Miami, and host family for asylum-seeking refugees. God has also blessed us with four daughters (Laurelyn, Stefani, Katarina, Donnel), two son-in-laws (Sam and Josh) and one grand-daughter (so far).

I love to watch sports, walk and exercise, and dream of having time to fish and perhaps even hunt.

My calling is primarily based on 1 Corinthians 9:22b “I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.”


BU 111 Financial Accounting
BU 220 Sales & Marketing
BU 235 Business Economics
BU 420 Business Project Management
BU 443 Missional Entrepreneurship & Strategy
CM 262 Cultural Immersion Practicum
CM 481/482 Business Internship