Balmer honored with Distinguished Service award

October 18, 2016

Methodist Theological School Ohio (MTSO) has presented Brice Balmer with the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service, the school’s highest honor for graduates. Balmer, who earned a Master of Divinity degree from MTSO in 1973, received the Mount Award for Specialized Ministry. He is associate professor of spiritual care and psychotherapy at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary in Ontario. His courses have covered such areas as addictions, trauma and theodicy, and counseling in a multi-faith environment. He also has served as executive director of Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition, a network of faith groups working for greater social justice in Ontario, and he co-founded Interfaith Grand River, which brings the wisdom of many traditions to bear on issues affecting the Kitchener community. Balmer attends Rockway Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont. —MTSO


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