Bob Ball, Vicar. Bob was born in (1962) and raised in Illinois. While in high school, he entered a U.S. Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program that paved the way for his preferred place in the Navy as a military Hospital Corpsman. He served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman from 1980 to 1988. Bob left the Navy and returned home where he continued in the field of medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician. He also attended Paramedical School during that time. He moved to Nebraska in October 2001 as an employee of Medcor, Inc. and started working at Hormel Foods as the Medical Administrator. Bob and his wife Kim moved to Hooper in 2012 where they met Pastor Joel Schroeder and his wife, Nancy. Bob and the family started attending Redeemer Lutheran Church. As time went on Bob became much more involved in the church and he started with the PMA program.” The PMA (Pastoral Ministry Associate) program is one developed and administrated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). In the meantime, there are many places he is serving his church and community. He serves with Faith Ambassadors, a Nebraska ELCA coalition. Bob is also commander of the Hooper Legion Post 18 and Vice-Commander of District 7. Bob also serves on the Hooper Volunteer Fire Department as an EMT. Our journey is forever changing and for those who believe as Bob believes, a journey certainly guided and blessed by God.