Welcome to ministrymom.ca. My name is Julia Ball, and I live in Clarenville, Newfoundland. If you don’t know where that is, I don’t blame you! It’s the most eastern province in Canada, and a very small town. Right now, I’m blessed to be serving as the Children’s & Families Pastor at my local church. If you’re interested, you can check us out at calvaryclarenville.ca!
Beyond being a pastor, my greatest privilege in life is being mom to Levi – a bundle of energy and joy. I’m a little biased, but I do think he’s the cutest kid in the whole world. We are expecting our second little one in the winter of 2020!
Before I was mom and pastor though, I was wife to Andrew – my wonderful husband of 4 years. We met during our time studying at Tyndale University in Toronto, and dove into life and ministry together. We love laughing, watching a good show on Netflix, and serving Jesus together! He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of our local church, but before that role, we got to tag-team in Next Gen Ministry!
I started Ministry Mom during a break from full-time ministry after giving birth to Levi. I found myself having a lot of thoughts, struggles and ideas that I had no avenue to give voice to. Not to mention the fact that I have loved writing for as long as I can remember. This blog has provided an avenue for me to share my thoughts, connect with others in the same boat, and combine the things I’m most passionate about – ministry and motherhood.
That’s a snippet of my life. If you’re wondering some more of the fun stuff, you’ll be pleased to know that:
– I could eat mint chocolate every day of the week (some weeks, I do).
– I’m an Amazon fanatic – there is nothing you can’t get on that wonderful online marketplace.
– I can easily get lost in a good book or a Pinterest search.
– I play my music much too loudly in the car.
– There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting down on the couch after a long day and binge-watching an episode (or three) of our most recent Netflix or Prime obsession.
– My favourite book of the Bible is Ephesians – it never gets old to me.
And if you’re looking for a more official bio, here it is:
Julia Ball is a Children’s & Families Pastor in Newfoundland, Canada. She is married to Andrew and the mom of an awesome toddler named Levi. Julia also serves as the Children’s Ministries Director for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador. Julia holds a BA in Biblical Studies & Theology (Tyndale University), as well as a Master’s degree in Evangelical and Charismatic Studies (University of Birmingham). She is passionate about children and their families growing in their relationship with Jesus, understanding the Bible, and becoming passionate followers of God. You can find Julia online at www.ministrymom.ca.