Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ (b.1974) was born and raised in the Silicon Valley. In 1988 he started working with "R&A Professional Consultants", one of the first computer consultation firms in the valley. After undergraduate work at Santa Clara University he entered the "Society of Jesus", a religious order of the Catholic Church also known as "The Jesuits".
As a Jesuit, Fr. Robert has worked as a teacher, a software developer, a retreat director, a telecom deployment manager, an associate pastor, and the Director of Vocation Promotion for the Jesuit of North America.