John Ballinger has announced his resignation as district executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Northern Ohio District, effective Feb. 13, 2016. He has served the district for almost 13 years, since Feb. 1, 2003.
Ballinger was licensed to the ministry on March 18, 1989, and ordained on March 11, 1995, at the Akron (Ohio) Eastwood Church of the Brethren. He is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and has a master of arts degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has participated in professional growth experiences at Ashland Theological Seminary, Bethany Theological Seminary, and the Moody Bible Institute.
He has served as a pastor in Ohio, is a registered pharmacist with the State of Ohio, served as adjunct faculty of Ashland Theological Seminary, and has participated in extensive training in leadership and management in both secular and church settings. He anticipates God’s leading and timing in re-entering pastoral ministry.