Director - Lori Balma
Administrator/Dean of Students - Ken Balma

Ken and Lori Balma were married in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983.  Both are graduates of Charis Bible College Colorado.  Raising three children and working in the business world have given them a well rounded understanding of the challenges faced by families in keeping Gods Word central in life. 

Ken and Lori were raised in traditional denominational churches and eventually knew there had to be more to this Christian Life.  After hearing the “almost too good to be true news” in 2005 shared by Brother Andrew, Ken and Lori moved to Colorado to attend Charis Bible College.  Ken and Lori heard God’s call on their life to bring this message back to Minnesota. 

Their heart is to make this life changing message available to all that desire to know more of who God is and who Born Again Believers are in Christ.  Ken and Lori opened Charis Bible College Minneapolis in the Fall of 2012 with tremendous response.  Since then, Charis Minneapolis has begun to build strong relationships with the local Body of Christ, offering Bible studies and Discipleship Evangelism courses that are open to the public.

We look forward to continued growth in the coming years, sharing all of Gods’ Word to equip believers in the pursuit of Gods’ call on their life.



Campus Coordinator: Mary McKnight

Bio coming soon!