Walsh University has named Ben Walther as Director of Campus Ministry, effective immediately.
In this role, Walther is responsible for ministering to the spiritual needs and personal/social development of the Walsh University community. Serving as a catalyst in the formation of faith and spiritual development, primary responsibilities will include establishing close relationships with University students and staff; collaborating with and being a supportive member of the Student Affairs team; and taking a leadership role in fostering participation and involvement in the services and activities of the campus faith community.
With more than 15 years of professional experience in ministry leadership, Ben Walther joins Walsh from St. Pauls Catholic School in North Canton. His ministry experience includes ten years of ministry within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and worship leader for St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Adore Ministries in Houston, TX. He has served at Steubenville Youth conferences and Life Teen events, including training conferences, summer camps and day-long workshops for people in ministry. Using modern illustrations of the Gospel, Ben hopes to engage the hearts and minds of young people.
Ben Walther is also nationally known as a professional Catholic singer and songwriter. After spending years in full-time ministry, Walther began co-writing with Christian music greats like Matt Maher and Robbie Seay. He released Everything Can Change in 2008. After joining the OCP family in 2012, he released his first album, Make Your Home in Me, in 2013. It debuted at #12 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel charts. The title track has already emerged as a classic worship song and is crossing over into mainstream missals and hymnals.
A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Ben and his wife Maria have six children and live in North Canton, Ohio.