Amy Walker Announced as New Director of Wesley Foundation, Lamar University
After a national search, The Transitional Board of Advisors is pleased to announce Rev. Amy Walker as the New Director of the Wesley Foundation at Lamar University, effective August 1, 2016. Amy is a commissioned Deacon in the Texas Annual Conference. She grew up in Mauriceville, TX, graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders as well as a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education. After teaching deaf education in the public schools and Lamar University, Amy answered the call to ordained ministry.
Her theological training comes from both Perkins School of Theology and Asbury Theological Seminary. Amy is no stranger to the district! Many will know her from her days as a youth director at FUMC, Mauriceville; Faith UMC, Orange; and Wesley UMC, Nederland. Additionally, she served as the Missional Excellence Chairperson for the Southeast District. Currently she is Co-Coordinator of Disaster Relief for the Southeast District. Amy and her husband Jeff Walker have two incredible kids, Olivia and Gabriel.
They love God, love serving people and playing crazy games. Life is never dull in the Walker household.
We are thrilled to bring Amy on board to start a new ministry at the Lamar Wesley Foundation. Already she is planning ahead to make the Wesley Foundation a hub for college ministry in the Southeast District. We look forward to discovering how district churches will partner with The Wesley Foundation to reach college age students for Christ. Keep your ears open for the first event in August.
The Wesley Student Center at Lamar University is an extension ministry of the Southeast District of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.