Tanisha Walton, Class of 1989, to Speak at RCS Impact Week
I graduated from RCS in the great year of 1989. I cannot believe that my 30th year high school reunion is this year! Since then I:
- Played basketball and ran track for Biola University
- Helped to start a charter school in Berkeley
- Served as an high school athletic director for 7 years there
- Currently work in full-time ministry for Young Life as a college director at Cal Berkeley
- Currently serve as a Generations Pastor at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley
How did your education at Redwood Christian Schools help prepare you for your calling in your role(s) today?
When I was in middle school my parents gave me the option to choose where I would attend High School. I choose RCS because I had never seen students and staff open a class time in prayer before – it blew my mind! My four years at RCS lived up to all of my expectations. It truly showed me how to keep Jesus at the center of my life, not just at church, but in my academics, sports, and even my social life. It laid a strong foundation for me to be in full-time ministry today.
What is your topic for Impact Week?
To contrast our identity in culture vs. our identity in Christ. Monday: Culture says, “Superstar performance + Great Accomplishments will make me feel accepted and valued,” while God’s Truth says, “I am accepted in Christ (Eph 1:4,6).” Tuesday: Culture says, “Good looks + Admiration of others will make me feel SECURE.” God’s Truth says: “I am secure in Christ (Rom 8:37-39).” Wednesday: Culture says, “Status and popularity + recognition by others will make me feel significant.” God’s Truth says, “I am significant in Christ (I Peter 2:9-11).”
If there is only one thing you want students to walk away with after Impact Week, what would it be?
For young women to realize that they are ACCEPTED, SECURE and SIGNIFICANT in Christ.