With a warm alto voice reminiscent of Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle and Kim Walker-Smith, folk-rock gospel artist Camille Parkman has been ministering as a singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker for three decades. Camille is passionate about worshipping Jesus through music and everyday life and leading others into His Presence through her songs.
Highlights of her career include being nominated for 4 Covenant Awards, sharing the stage with the Oakridge Boys and the Allies, and being played on over 700 radio stations internationally. She has also represented Compassion Canada before 100’s of churches for the last 7 years, and as a couple the Parkmans have seen approximately 2000 kids sponsored with Compassion.
Raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, Camille grew up at the piano and began singing and writing in her teen years after finding Jesus in a worship service. Many hours were spent singing Amy Grant and Keith Green songs, who were some of Camille's first real musical influences, as well as more recent worship groups like Bethel Music, Kim Walker Smith, Lauren Daigle and Need to Breathe. Camille eventually finished her ARCT in piano, as well as her BA in Music at Briercrest Bible College. Some of her favorite and most formative years were when she attended Eston College,however, where she began to realize that music and worship ministry would be a huge part of her life.
Camille met her future husband, author and speaker Rob Parkman at Eston College as well and in 1993 they were married and spent the first couple of years travelling as a singing/preaching duo. Camille also spent some years as part-time music faculty at Eston College, during which time their three sons, Joshua, Joseph and Micah were born.
In 2013, after a long time-out to raise kids, Camille was finally back in the studio with her EP “Worthy One”, followed by “Thrive” in 2015, “Sweet Christmas” in Nov. 2017, and her latest release and first single, “Thunder”, released June 2019. Her upcoming worship album and preceding singles will be here shortly - with the first single set for June 5th, 2020, and the full album release coming Sept. 4th. Camille's struggle with rheumatoid arthritis since 2010 has also kept her relying hard on the Lord and has inspired many of her more recent songs.
Rob and Camille have been in various forms of ministry since they were married 26 years ago, and now minister at approx. 40 churches or events per year. The Parkman boys are all gifted musicians and often accompany Camille. Camille and Rob are currently based in Outlook, SK. where they enjoy acreage living, walks by the river and reading on the deck swing.