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Thursday, September 20, 2018

11:30 am – 1 pm

Crosswalk Conference Center

Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler

PATH Week is an annual celebration of PATH’s mission and work in the East Texas community. Each year we select a keynote speaker whose message or personal experience reflects our core values of hope, empowerment and respect. The Gertrude Windsor Award for outstanding service to the community is also presented during the luncheon.


Bob Goff

Bob Goff is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and the founder Love Does (formerly Restore International), a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Love Does, he serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is a sought-after speaker, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, he connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down-to-earth manner. He is also a professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University, and most importantly, he is the husband of sweet Maria Goff.


Rick and Diana Walla

During this year’s PATH Week Celebration Luncheon, Rick and Diana Walla will be honored with the 2018 Gertrude Windsor Award. Rick and Diana have been deeply involved with numerous organizations including PATH, Habitat for Humanity, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, and Glenwood Church of Christ. Their spirit of giving back and making a difference extends to their sons Jacob, Jared and Jordan who have also volunteered with PATH and Habitat for Humanity. We are inspired by their personal commitment to making Tyler more vibrant for all.


Presenting Sponsor:

A Friend of PATH

Event Sponsor:

Mr. and Mrs. Roe Buckley
Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Ward

Love Does Sponsor

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Babin
Kelly Community Federal Credit Union
Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCook
Southside Bank
Tyler Today
TXU Electric

A Friend of PATH:

Austin Bank
Bancorp South
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bochow
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Buie
Catholic Charities East Texas-Diocese of Tyler
Christ Church, Episcopal
Citizens State Bank
D&N Grocery
East Texas Communities Foundation
East Texas Human Needs Network
Flint Baptist Church
First Christian Church
The Genesis Group
Henry & Peters PC
Hibbs-Hallmark & Company
MidSouth Bank
Mighty Auto Parts of East Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nourse
Mrs. Louis Ornelas
Dr. Meg Reitmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roosth
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rosenlieb
Rose Point Capital Advisors
Ross & Shoalmire LLP
SERVPRO of Tyler
Mrs. Frances D. Swann
Texas Bank & Trust
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Windsor
Mr. and Mrs. James Wynne
Mrs. Bitsy Wynne


Individual tickets are $50 and are available through EventBriteClick here to purchase tickets.

For more information regarding PATH Week sponsorships or ticket sales, contact Leslie Watson, Development Director at 903-617-2825 or