Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Braden Swab

Project Leader / Intern Director (Canada office)
EMI Canada
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Joined EMI: December 2011
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Professional Training & Experience

  • BSc, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 2010
  • P.Eng. with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) certified

Prior to joining EMI, Braden worked as an E.I.T. in the Geomatics division of Watt Consulting Group in Calgary, AB Canada. There, he gained experience in cadastral and construction surveying, with responsibilities in both the field and the office, for residential and commercial projects.

Ministry Experience

Braden's first missions experience was a trip to Tijuana, Mexico with his church in 2005. As a high school student at the time, he didn't have any concept of "good development", but he began to sense that serving others was something God was calling him to as his career.

God nudged Braden in the direction of EMI in 2011, when he had lunch with an EMI Canada staff member. Four weeks later, Braden was on a plane to Haiti on his first EMI project - a children's home near Mirebalais. Later that year, Braden and his wife committed to joining staff in the EMI Canada office. Braden began working part-time at EMI Canada in the spring of 2013 and transitioned to full-time in the spring of 2015. His project experience includes trips to Central America, the Carribean, Africa, and Asia. Today, he leads project trips, directs the EMI Canada internship program, assists with project development and oversees video and graphic design in the EMI Canada office.

Family

Braden and his wife Liz have been married since August 2010. They have three young children - Asher, Maverick, and Avery - who are smart, funny and amazingly, incredibly, undeniably energetic.