Jim Walters, (M.A. School Counseling, M.S.
Theology, B.A. Psychology), is the Director for Residence Ministry
at St. John's University. Walters has been with the Department of
Campus Ministry since 2006, and has worked closely with the
resident-student population, especially with understanding and
embracing Catholic and Vincentian identity and the moral and
mission-related development of Residence Assistants. His
responsibilities also include facilitating leadership and
spirituality development with all students, specifically around
topics such as the Saints of the Church, Ethical and Moral
Leadership and Servant Leadership.
Jim Walters has also taught as an adjunct
professor at St. John's University. Earlier this year, he presented
on 'Religion and the Mets" at the 50th Anniversary of the New York
Mets Conference at Hofstra University. He is also a contributor to
several sports blogs, newspapers and magazines regarding baseball
and/or spirituality. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in
Instructional Leadership at St. John's University, with a focus on
Appreciative Inquiry and Mission Identity in Catholic Higher
Education and the Faith and Leadership Development of College
Why St. John's?
I love St. John’s. For over 11 years, I have
encountered many amazing individuals here and our students are
inspiring. Most importantly, I believe in its Mission. To work in
an Institution that is committed in creating a climate patterned on
the life and teaching of Jesus Christ is an honor and a privilege.
To invite others into a deeper relationship with God, through
prayer and Vincentian service is a responsibility that I share with
my colleagues and it is my life’s vocation.
The VMI invites us into deeper research and
dialogue into what it means to be Catholic, Vincentian and a
University. Joined by some of the most respected colleagues on
campus, this experience is a unique opportunity to learn and to
shape the future of St. John’s while balancing the challenges of
today and being faithful to the richness of our traditions and