Walter Tannert is an elder serving in the Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, congregations. He is retired from the Tucson Police Department after a lengthy career in forensics. He has a B.S. in pharmacy and was also a registered pharmacist in Arizona and California. He and his wife Ann have been in the Church 50 years. They have two sons who are both married. One resides in Tucson and the other in Loveland, Ohio.