Highland Kids & Families
Walter has been serving on the staff at Highland Park Presbyterian Church since 2000. Originally born in Fort Worth, he has also lived in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas. In 1996, he graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now called Texas State but he can't bring himself to call it that) with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.Walter’s favorite thing about working at HPPC is the opportunity he has to point children to Jesus. Before coming to HPPC, he was teaching math at the Hillier School but after helping with Summer Splash, he realized how much more he loved teaching kids about Christ than teaching them math. As soon as the position for Director of Elementary Education opened up, Walter applied and the rest is history.Walter is very thankful for his beautiful wife, Amy, who loves her family and works hard so he can minister to the kids at HPPC. She is the rock of their family and her rock is Christ. Their daughter, Ellie, 8, is their little social butterfly (and she's just as beautiful as her mom). She has never met a person that she doesn’t want to befriend. God has given her a beautiful heart that loves Christ and loves others. Their son, Jack, 5 (soon to be 6), is their resident thinker. He thinks through everything that he sees and hears. He also (at age 5) loves Christ and His word and can play a mean game of Battleship.Walter loves to read and he especially loves science fiction. Most of the kids at HPPC have most likely seen him running around the church in one of his Star Wars t-shirts. His family warns him to be careful when he's reading anything scifi because the house could be burning down around him and he wouldn’t even notice. Walter also loves to ride bikes and spend time with his family . . . Battleship anyone?Favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Walter loves this passage because it reminds him that God has his life in His hands.