I'm Doug Balzer and I serve dual roles as Director of reKindle and as Spiritual Renewal Catalyst. I get to lead a fantastic team focused upon resourcing the church towards fruitful disciple-making, spiritual renewal and mission to those with limited access to Jesus.
Much of my time is given to equipping church leaders towards healthy souls, ministering in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, equipping in ministries of healing and deliverance.
In previous lives I pastored churches in Fort McMurray and High River, Alberta. I have an M.A. in Leadership and Ministry from Ambrose University, Calgary. I earned a Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership in the Global Context from Alliance Theological Seminar of Nyack College, New York. I am an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I recently published my first book, The Empowerment Pivot: How God is Redefining our View of Normal.
I married my high-school sweetheart, Teri and together we have two young adult sons, all of us based in Calgary.
Crafting stuff in my woodshop (Instragram: Douglas Woodworks)
Studying global trends: philosophic, economic, geopolitical
Writing books and blogs: Personal Webpage
Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Lewis)
Movements that Change the World (Addision)
The Gift of Being Yourself (Benner)