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, the oldest is in college at BHSU; Kayla, 16, just got her first vehicle. Megan, 13 enjoys and Josh, 10, has been shredding the hills with his new bike.