Mount Hermon Baptist Church Staff

Jonathan Balmer Jonathan Balmer
Senior Pastor

Jonathan Balmer joined Mount Hermon as the Senior Paster in March 2021.

Jonathan formerly served as a Minister to Youth at Seventh & James Baptist Church in Waco, Texas: a position he held since 2016 when he began seminary. He is originally from Mason, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati.

In May 2020, he graduated from George W. Truett theological seminary at Baylor University. He was granted a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in ministry leadership. Before seminary, he received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. He taught middle school English in South Korea. In the 2014-2015 school year, he taught sophomore English and Journalism at a high school in Kentucky. He has served on church staff, or as a ministry intern, in churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, and Texas. Jonathan graduated from Georgetown College (Kentucky) with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in History in 2014


Susan Prather

Susan Prather
Associate Pastor-

Youth & Children

Rev. Susan Prather joined the MHBC staff as Minister to Youth & Children in August, 2006.  She is a longtime member of Mount Hermon and has been an active leader in multiple ministries throughout the years.   Susan was ordained as a deacon in January, 2003 and as a Minister of the Gospel in November 2012. — She provides mature and dynamic leadership to all of our church ministries and missions!