Pastor: David Balla


The Rev. Dr. David P. Balla
Education:
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

Parish Work:

2017-Current Pastor Peace Lutheran Church Plainfield, IL
1996-2016 Pastor 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

Higher Things Breakaway Speaker:
2012 TWELVE: Winston-Salem, NC Breakaway “Cutting: Healing the One Who Injures Themselves”
2011 Coram Deo: Bloomington, IL Breakaway “Addictions: Being Consumed By..”
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”


The Rev. Dr. David P. Balla  raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has been married to Elizabeth (nee Pavlik) since 1986. The Balla’s two children Sarah and Rebekah .