On January 1, 2019, Carl “Spark” Ball joined the Nexus team as the full-time Director of Operations. Spark will build on the strong foundation built by Dan Converse and will provide project management to the Nexus leader care system.
Spark and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 34 years. They have 2 adopted children, Buddy and Renee.
Spark was born and raised in Waukegan Illinois. Before serving in ministry, he worked in the corporate world – first at NCR Corporation for 14 years and then at Gallagher Systems Group for five. At NCR Corporation, he held various positions in sales, sales management, and corporate product management. He left NCR to help a friend run his consulting company, Gallagher Systems Group. He started as Director of Sales and was President when he answered the call to go into full-time ministry in 1998.
Spark and Cindy have deep roots in church planting. In 1989 they began to attend the Northwest Christian Community (the first church plant of Phil and Barb) and were baptized on December 30, 1990. He completed a course on church planting through the Church Planting Institute as well as earning certification to assess potential church planters. Spark and Cindy were also part of the launch team for a daughter church of NWCC.
From January 2004 – April 2018 Spark has served as Executive Director of Love INC of Lake County. He saw the Lord grow the number of churches working together to impact their communities for Christ. Spark is excited to have his ministry focus return to church-planting.