The Rev. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) R. Walters
I am a native Jayhawker (raised in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas). My B.P. (before priesthood) career was spent in management for retail and wholesale companies in the Midwest and Northwest for some 15 years before discerning a call to ordained ministry from the Diocese of Idaho. In 1972, I was blessed with being united in Holy Matrimony to Teresa and we will celebrate 48 years of marriage in August of 2020. Teresa and I shared many years of a ministry in church music. We have one son Michael, a daughter-in-law Sarah, and two beautiful granddaughters Lauren and Hailey, who live in Jackson, MI.
My formal education is: a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Boise State University, a Master of Divinity degree from The School of Theology, University of the South (Sewanee), and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (now Bexley Seabury).
My A.P. (after priesthood) ministry has been to serve as associate rectors and rectors of several parishes in the Dioceses of Texas, West Missouri, Michigan, and now Indianapolis. I retired as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jackson, MI. after 14 years at the end of 2014. Teresa and I relocated to sunny Fishers, Indiana in early 2015 and we are very happy to be identified as Hoosiers now!
In this diocese, I have served several parishes (including Church of the Nativity) in short-term and long-term supply priestly roles, and as interim associate rector (part-time) and as priest-in-charge (fulltime) of St. Christopher’s, Carmel, during a time of transition.
What a blessing it is to return to Church of the Nativity and to serve as your part-time priest until ???? I know many of you and it will be good to get reacquainted again. But I am also looking forward to seeing and getting to know new faces and for all of us to begin this new journey with God.
Reverend Deacon Karen Sullivan joined Nativity September 10, 2017. She comes to us from St. Philips Episcopal Church in Indianapolis where she organized all outreach activities for the parish. Prior to her service at St. Philips, she served Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers from 2005-2009. She was ordained Deacon in 2005 by Rt. Reverend Catherine M. Waynick at Christ Church Cathedral. She holds a B.A, in Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Brendan Conner is our Music Director, choir master and organist. Brendan is currently pursuing his masters degree in organ performance at I.U.
Liz Allison and Joanna Bolinger are our Administrative Assistants. They can be found in our office from 10-4, Tuesday through Friday.
Jennifer Steele–Rector’s Warden
Linda LeBlanc–People’s Warden
Susan Smith, Clergy
Karen Smith, Clergy
John Wright, Treasurer (not shown)
Elizabeth Mattice, Clerk (not shown))