Dr. Jimmy Walters is a globally recognized speaker, author and leader in Catholic spirituality and ministry.
Dr. Walters offers lectures, presentations, and workshops across Catholic faith and private communities. He also provides spiritual coaching and consulting services for strategic planning and mission identity.
Dr. Walters is the NGO Representative to the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation. At the UN, he represents the Federation in their commitment of charity, justice, and human rights for all. He also contributes to the Vincentian Family in various leadership responsibilities. Dr. Walters also facilitates retreats for professionals through NYC Catholic Retreats within the Archdiocese of New York, Brooklyn Diocese and the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Dr. Walters has presented nationally and globally for a number of Catholic communities, including, but not limited to, the Vincentian Family, Focolare Community, Gen Verde International, International Association of the Miraculous Medal, and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. He and his ministries have been featured in US Catholic magazine, Catholic Sports Radio, Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, the Busted Halo Show on Catholic Radio on Sirius XM, Catholic Faith Network Live, Brooklyn Tablet Newspaper, Dad at Work, Newsday, This is the Day on Catholic TV.com, and Busted Halo, among others.
Prior to working at the United Nations, Dr. Walters was the first Director of the nationally recognized Catholic Scholars program and Director of Residence Ministry at St. John’s University. He served in ministry at St. John’s for nearly two decades, overseeing a variety of ministry, service, and justice initiatives. He was also faculty in the Graduate School of Education and the Institute for Core Studies. With advanced degrees in instructional leadership, pastoral theology, counseling, Dr. Walters brings a wealth of experience and research-based knowledge into all his projects and collaborations.
His first book, Dreams Come True: Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life, published by New City Press, is available here.
His new book, Batter Up: Answering the Call of Faith & Fatherhood, also published by New City Press, is available here. Batter Up received the great honor of being accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, in January 2022.
Dr. Walters coaches little league baseball for his daughter, and coached basketball for young children in the past. He also covered professional and local sports as a sports editor and reporter in Queens for the local community, high schools and St. John’s University.
Jimmy lives on Long Island, with his beloved wife, Suzie and his amazing daughters, Shea and Lily.