Jerry Walker is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has lived in Southwest Missouri since 1967 when his father returned home after retiring from the Navy. His father fought in three wars for this country, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea. Jerry grew up on a small hog/cattle farm and worked his way through high school and college by doing farm labor, working as a stock clerk/carry-out for a local grocery store, and working as a sales associate for a mercantile store.
After graduating from Carl Junction High School in 1977, he attended Missouri Southern State College and earned an Associate of Science degree in General Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1982. In 1991, he earned a Master of Science Degree in Secondary Counseling from Pittsburg State University and a Specialist’s Degree in Counseling from the same institution in December 1999. As part of the Specialist’s Degree, Jerry also received 200 hours of training in family therapy.
He taught math and science at Webb City High School from 1983 to 1992 before becoming a high school counselor for the next 21 years. Jerry also coached football for 12 years and wrestling for 15 years in the Webb City R-7 School District. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since May 1998. Jerry retired from public education in June 2013 but has filled critical needs counseling positions for the Webb City School District since retirement. Though he does not have a degree in theology, he uses Christian-based principles in working with individuals, couples, and families. All that Jerry has is due to the grace of God.