• Jon Ballard

    Senior PASTOR

    Jon Ballard and his family of 6 moved here January 2018 to serve with Connection Church. We are excited they are here and excited to give more info about who they are!




    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. 


  • Kylee Sandgren

    Childrens minister

    Kylee grew up in Bison, South Dakota but has made Spearfish her home for the past 7 years. In May of 2017 she graduated from Black Hills State with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. In her spare time, Kylee enjoys hiking around the Black Hills, going home to visit family, and spending time with her horses at the family ranch. You might also find her taking photos around our beautiful community.

    Her passion is  working with children and teaching them about God’s love. She has been working in Kids Connection since October of 2014 and is so excited that God has called her into the Children’s Ministry position at Connection Church.