Reverend Jeff Ballard
I was born and raised in Canton, Ohio and also attended a small Bible college in Canton, called Malone University. I completed a degree in music education and music therapy, becoming a Board Certified Music Therapist in February of 2017. I worked as a music therapist in Cleveland (Go Browns!) for four years and loved getting involved at my local church with worship, young adults, and teen ministry during that time. In the summer of 2018, I came out to Yellowstone with ACMNP and worked at Lake Lodge. I loved it so much and have never looked back. I spent my summers in Yellowstone and worked as a music therapist during the school year. I moved to Gardiner full time in May of 2021, accepting a job as the Mammoth Employee Recreation Supervisor. I am also very excited to be leading the worship team, youth group, and helping with children’s Sunday school here at GCC. In my spare time, I love to travel, read as much as I can, write songs on my guitar, hike and explore in the Park, and ski in the winter!