Get to Know our Staff

Would you like to know more about us? We welcome you to get in touch with any of our staff members. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pastor Paul Balaban

Interim Pastor

  1. Family and background My family lives in IL, outside Chicago in the town of Plainfield. I live wherever is my interim congregation and I usually get home to visit 2x/year.
  2. How would you describe your role at Watford City Area Lutheran Parish? In this Parish, I was called as an Intentional Interim Pastor. My challenge is to listen and understand what has happened. Where/when possible, help those that were hurt to find healing. Help the Parish get back to a solid ministry foundation and purpose.
  3. What are your passions or hopes in ministry? Knowing that hurting people hurt people, I hope to help people rediscover their Christ filled life of love and service.
  4. A random fun fact about yourself. I like science fiction, musicals, comedy and a cold beer or wine.

You can reach me at or call me at Home 309-267-1653 or Office 701-444-3244, ext. 3

Ardyce Alveshere

Parish Secretary

A short bio coming soon!

701-444-3244, ext. 1 or email her at

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