Kenneth has served as Chaplain at Buckner Villas for the last 17 years; however, his time with Buckner began long before that, when Harpster and his wife served as house parents at Buckner Boy’s Ranch from 1977-1983. Harpster went to Howard Payne University where he received a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Religion, after which he earned a Master of Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has held several ministerial and educational positions at various churches and Christian schools.
“I love working with senior adults because they are fun, loving, easy-going, wise, ready to try things, living life to the full, gracious, glad there is a chaplain, kind, considerate, caring, have great stories, grateful, and encouragers. I could continue. I love what I do and that I even get paid for it. Life is great!”