The Ballards

Ballard.FamilyKyle and Jill, and their three children, Lane (9), Chase (7), and Claire (3), have lived in the Ashland area for six years. They were invited to RCC during the developmental months by one of the original ten core group families and soon found a church home among those who shared their value of the grace of God in living the Christian life.

Kyle’s childhood faith found wings at Riverview, eventually leading to his calling from God. His affirmative response, in connection with his personal, marital, educational development gave birth to service as one of RCC’s Elders, and then a pastoral ministry internship at RCC. His increasingly effective teaching, preaching, youth, and Life Group ministry have been observed, enjoyed, and applied in the lives of this church family.

The authenticity of this servant may be what marks him as qualified for the work before him. He and Jill have humbly and intentionally weathered the storms, heartache and human brokenness. He is, and they are, thus equipped to model and lead God’s people to healing and growth. His life is above reproach, not because he is a perfect man, but because he is known, tested, accountable, and proven.

Kyle completed his EFCA Gateway theological training in 2011, and will finish his Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Seminary in November of 2013. Kyle has entered the process of ordination with the EFCA.

A unique feature of Kyle’s pastoral ministry is his service of the members of our country’s national defense. Kyle is stationed at Camp Ashland pursuing a commission as a chaplain in the Nebraska Army National Guard. This opportunity to serve nation and kingdom also proves to open a previously neglected mission field for our church! He serves two days monthly and two weeks annually.