The Reverend Frank Baltz

Job Title: 

“Priest-in-Residence”

E-mail: 

fbaltz@nashotah.edu

Bio: 

Frank Baltz is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and Rector Emeritus of St. Jude's Church, Marietta, Georgia.  He has taught occasional courses in practical Parish Ministry at Nashotah House Theological Seminary near Milwaukee, Wisconsin; is a Vital Teams Trainer, an Interpretive Consultant for the Vital Signs Report of the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) and diocesan Lead Consultant for Congregational Vitality.

Raised in New Jersey and Florida, he was educated at Palm Beach State College (AA 1964), Florida State University (BA 1966) and Nashotah House (M.Div. 1969; S.T.M. 1979).  He served the Episcopal Church as Curate at St. James’, Ormond Beach, FL (1969-1972); Rector of St. John’s, Kissimmee, FL (1972-1985); and Rector of St. Jude’s, Marietta, GA (1985-until his retirement in February, 2007).  

At. St. Jude's he saw the congregation grow to include people born in 25 countries and led the foundation of a comprehensive Hispanic ministry and the St. Jude's Child Development Center, a ministry to the working poor.

In 1966, he married his college sweetheart, Ginny. They continue to make their home in Marietta. Their family includes 3 sons, their wives and 6 grandchildren.

Fr. Frank is known as a teacher, mentor and pastor. His passion is to equip churches to be healthy, vital, to flourish and to thrive.  He accepts invitations for presiding and preaching at Sunday church services; teaching in a variety of formats; and consulting with congregational leaders about church development, evangelism, healing ministry, strategic planning, mutual ministry review, stewardship & leadership topics.  His speaking style has been called “warm and personal.”

 

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