Dr. Mario E. Ceballos serves as Associate Director for the General Conference and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. His responsibilities include policy development, administration, endorsement and certification of chaplains, as well a chaplain training for the North American Division and the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. He oversees the areas of campus and health care chaplaincies. Dr. Ceballos also serves as an adjunct professor at Andrews University for coordinating the Doctor of Ministry Degrees Chaplaincy Concentrations programs. He is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University School of Religion and the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS).
Dr. Mario E. 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 Church Ministries director for the Southern New England Conference. He served as a associate director of spiritual care and adjunct professor to the medical residency program at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He also served as the Vice-president of Spiritual Services and Missions, adjunct professor of Spirituality and Healing for the Kettering Adventist Health Care and Kettering College of Medical Arts in Ohio. Mario served in the United State Armed Forces active and reserves for 32 years, achieving the rank of Commander. He graduated from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, then he obtained a Doctor of Ministry 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, Ph.D., they have one married son, Dr. Mario A. Ceballos, a practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida.