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Hi I'm Kent Walter

I am a husband of 43 years, a father of six, a construction worker, a fast pitch softball pitcher, a horseman and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second son of a postal worker and a housewife from rural Utah. My paternal grandparents were German immigrants that came to the United States from Walter, Russia. I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters. I was raised in a small home in Montana with a huge garden. I left Montana for Utah to go to college at BYU. At BYU I met and married my wife with whom I was blessed with six children - four girls and two boys. I am a project manager for a Utah general contractor building commercial buildings. My wife is an elementary school teacher of 30 years - a dang good one, I might add. Growing up I loved to play basketball but was too slow to be really good. My favorite sport was fast pitch softball. I learned to pitch from two Mormon missionaries that came to Montana when I was about 14 years old. I played until I was 48 years old. I paid the price with 8 knee surgeries and later two knee replacements and three roto cuff repairs. I would do it all over again. I bought my first horse, a Morgan mare, when I was 32 years old. I was dumber than a bucket of rocks about horses but I wanted to do it so bad, I walked past my fears and did it anyway. I broke all my own horses and shoed them too because I was too poor to do otherwise. I have made a lot of promises to the Lord in return for safety while riding. Currently, I have a Tennessee Walker and a Morgan mare and I am looking for a gaited Morgan.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ comes from just good old common sense. I was born and raised a Mormon and over the years I have heard other members tell of their miraculous conversions. My conversion was not like that. My parents taught me true principals and when I was ready at the age of 22 to embrace them, I did. To me the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints just makes sense. Everything fits. If it isn't true, then I don't know what else is.

How I live my faith

I have had a number of different callings in my ward including callings as a teacher, Scout leader, nursery worker, quorum presidencies, provident living coordinator and lately as a ward clerk. Scouting is a rewarding calling. I loved the boys and enjoyed working with, playing with and teaching them. I am a graduate of the Wood Badge program and have come to know the true essence of Scouting. Both of my sons are Eagle Scouts. Provident living coordinator was the most fun. There really wasn't a job description for this calling so I had the opportunity to make my own. I enjoyed helping member of my ward learn about food storage, proper eating and exercise habits, pruning fruit trees, gardening and a plethora of other skills.