Dr. Mario E. Ceballos
serves as director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries and the World Service Organization for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. His responsibilities include policy development, administration, endorsement, and certification of chaplains, as well chaplain training for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist world church.
Ceballos also serves as an adjunct professor at Andrews University and coordinates the Doctor of Ministry degrees in chaplaincy concentrations. He is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University School of Religion and the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS).
Ceballos has worked for the Seventh-day Adventist church for more than 35 years, serving as pastor in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Massachusetts, as youth director for the Texas Conference, and director of church ministries for the Southern New England Conference. He served as an associate director of spiritual care and adjunct professor to the medical residency program at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He also served as vice-president of Spiritual Services and Missions and adjunct professor of Spirituality and Healing for the Kettering Adventist Health Care and Kettering College of Medical Arts in Ohio.
As a member of the United States Armed Forces active and reserves for 32 years, Mario achieved the rank of Commander. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Boston University. He is also a Board-certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Dr. Mario E. Ceballos is married to Dr. Gloria A. Ceballos. They have one married son, Dr. Mario A. Ceballos, a practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida and one grandson, Evan Alexander Ceballos.