Deacon Basil Balke, Chaplain

Deacon Basil is the chaplain for Annunciation Wellness and advises our team members on relevant spiritual and mental health information. He is a married deacon with the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church (one of the 22 eastern churches which make up the Universal Catholic Church) and holds a Masters of Theology from the University of Balamand and the St. Stephen’s Diploma in Eastern Theology. He is a lecturer in Pastoral Counseling at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and a regular contributer to Our Sunday Visitor’s Deacon Digest.

In addition, Deacon Basil currently holds licensure as a Professional Counselor Candidate in the State of Colorado and has a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Regis University. He is the director of Mount Tabor Counseling and of the Saint John Cassian Institute for spiritual studies.