• Jon Ballard

    Senior PASTOR

    Jon, Christina and their family of 6 moved here January 2018 to serve with Connection Church. The Ballard's grew up in the Carolinas with a love for the ocean. They have served at churches in Florida and Tennessee and now are far away from the ocean; however, they believe they are right where God has called them. They love sharing Jesus with people and have fallen in love with Spearfish and the Black Hills.

    You might find the Ballard family out hiking, biking or exploring the Hills. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters. Seth, Kayla, Megan and Josh. 

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    Kaleb and Jessica are a newly married couple settling in to the beautiful Black Hills area. When they aren't out in the Hills trying biking, winter sports or star-gazing, you might find them in a home, sharing a meal, and talking about God's amazing faithfulness! Kaleb serves full-time at Connection and has a heart for discipleship while Jessica loves blogging about Christ, trying new recipes and teaching aerial silks.

    After serving 5 years in Louisiana, the Carlins moved to Spearfish by God's faithful timing and perfect plan. Both Kaleb and Jessica are eager to share Christ's scandalous love with others and lead God's children to His heart.

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    Jonathan and Katharine are recently married and you can tell! They are praying and preparing for where God will call them as a family. Pray with us for God to send them out equipped and full of Jesus!

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  • melissa williams

    Interim Children's Minister

    Melissa and Joe have been a part of Spearfish Connection Church since the beginning! They have a heart to see families grow at our church and hope to serve well in the interim position as we pray about what God has next for our church.