The Rev. Dr. David P. Balla
St. Philip Lutheran School in Chicago: 1979
Luther High School North in Chicago: 1983
Concordia College located in River Forest, IL: BA 1987 Major: Psychology Minor: Computer Science (Now Concordia University)
Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO: M.Div 1992
American Bible College and Seminary D.Min in Christian Counseling 2001
Clinical Pastoral Education
1 Basic Unit at St. Luke’s Medical Center: 1993-1994
3 Units Residency Program at Alexian Brothers Medical Center: 1995-1996
Trinity Lutheran Church
331 George St
West Chicago, IL 60185-3118
1992-1995 Assistant Pastor
Hope Lutheran Church
218 W 18th St
South Sioux City, NE 68776-2713
Outside Parish Work:
Floor Committee for Northern Illinois District Convention 2012.
Pastoral Delegate for Circuit #10 to the National Convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 2007 and 2010.
Circuit Counselor for Circuit #10 of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Appointed August 2006, Elected in 2009 Reelected 2011.
Higher Things Breakaway Speaker
2012 TWELVE: Winston-Salem, NC Breakaway “Cutting: Healing the One Who Injures Themselves” Read to this Presentation (PDF)
2011 Coram Deo: Bloomington, IL Breakaway “Addictions: Being Consumed By…” Read to this Presentation (PDF)
2009 Sola: Grand Rapids, MI In-Depth “Depression: Surviving the Pot-Holes of Life.”
2009 Sola: Grand Rapids, MI Breakaway “Identity Loss: Not losing your identity in Relationships and Life.”
2008 Amen: Scranton, PA “Cutting: Healing Those Who Injure Themselves”
2007 For You: Ashville, NC “Body Image”
Board of Directors for Voice of Care 2003-2005
Executive Committee for the North Region Pastor’s Conference of the Northern Illinois District
- Chairman: 2002-2005
- Vice-Chairman: 2001-2002
Developing Leaders for the Ministry (DLM) Participant since 2000 Cluster Leader 2001-2005
Board of Directors for WAYS from 1996-2004
Lutheran Hour Ministries Sioux City Area Coordinator for Living For Tomorrow from 1993-1994
My family and I also volunteer at the Naperville Area Humane Society
I give blood regularly for LifeSource Blood Services donated over 7 gallons.
Spring 2011 Coached Shot-put and Disc for Bethany Lutheran School in Naperville, IL where my daughters attend.
The Rev. Dr. David P. Balla was born in Holland, Michigan and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has been married to Elizabeth (nee Pavlik) since 1986. The Balla’s are busy raising two children Sarah (1997) and Rebekah (1999).