Ben Walters has served the Cincinnati Church of the Brethren as a bi-vocational pastor since 2001. He and his wife Kristen, a psychologist with the Cincinnati Public Schools, live in Walnut Hills with their three children. Ben and Kristen own ServiceMaster commercial cleaning franchises in Dayton (OH) and Cincinnati. In his spare time, Ben enjoys Reds baseball, travelling, restoring an 1895 Samuel Hannaford home, and coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball. Ben holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Bethany Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, Ben worked in a public-private partnership in Boston that helped homeless persons get private sector jobs and find permanent housing. He also worked in post-apartheid South Africa helping disabled entrepreneurs start small businesses. Ben and Kristen have three children.