Ken joined the Dean Ballenger Agency in July 2021 after serving as a Pastor at Northview Church. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 1992 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries. In 2006 he secured a Masters Degree in Ministerial Arts. He’s also a Licensed Insurance Representative.
Unlike Jared and Christian, Ken did *not* play collegiate basketball at IUK; he was briefly a pitcher on the Wildcats baseball team at IWU.
Anything in common with Dean? They both have sons serving in the USMC [both Marine Officers, by the way]. They also share the same birthday… and both are left-handed. Oh, and did you know they both married nurses?
Ken married his incredible wife Karen in 1992. They have two adult children, and couldn’t be more proud of them! Their oldest, Mason, married an amazing daughter-in-law, Aly, and they are the proud parents of Ken and Karen’s first beautiful granddaughter! They live in Virginia where Mason serves with the USMC. Their youngest son, Marcus, is living his best life as a pastor in the Fishers area, serving not only his local church Trinity, but also partnering with regional colleges through the important work of Awaken Ministries.
Ken and Karen both love hanging out with friends and neighbors, playing euchre, trying out new restaurants, attending Northview Church, and just plain chilling out on the back porch. When it comes to sports you’ll find them cheering for the University of Michigan, the Atlanta Braves, and the Buffalo Bills. They love to travel – especially to see the granddaughter! – but their favorite spots involve sun, sand, and seafood.
Ken is a follower of Christ and his favorite Bible verse is Proverb 19:21, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
What clients are saying about Ken:
“I’m not easy to track down, but Ken was so patient with me and took the time to wait for a time that worked best for me. And then he explained our rates and the coverage we were getting. He saved us money AND increased our coverage. That’s pretty awesome! Thank you all for such a smooth process. Oh, and I’ll also add that I live an hour away from your offices, but Ken worked to get me set up online, paperwork and all. Thank you!”– Kylie Chrismond