Rev. Jack Batten

 
  Jack Batten, pictured above at the Cape Albeon gift shop, embraces retirement through his volunteer work.

Jack Batten, pictured above at the Cape Albeon gift shop, embraces retirement through his volunteer work.

Rev. Dr. Jack Batten is our featured Ageless - Remarkable St. Louisan of the day!

Rev. Dr. Jack Batten, 90, is a retired lieutenant and World War II veteran and an ordained minister who packs more into an average week that others decades younger. He continues his career serving as a substitute worship leader and preaches at various churches, drawing on life experience gained travelling to 67 different counties on every continent. He also finds time to be a Partner in Education sharing his reflection his time as a World War II veteran with students. A supporter of many philanthropic organizations, he also is an avid volunteer, taking on roles at “Room at in Inn” as a driver for the homeless, as an usher for coffee concerts at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and in the gift shop at Cape Albeon. He has served as a board member at Cape Albeon and as President of the Resident Council, and is currently the Sixtieth Anniversary UCC Chair for an event at Cape Albeon to promote the United Church of Christ.