April 22, 2014

Lyn Burns will be speaking on South Africa this Wednesday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. in the Tennant Art Gallery located inside Hays Student Center on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Her presentation is open to the public.

Born and raised in South Africa, Burns has lived in Colorado for the past 30 years.  She is currently the priest  at St. Charles  in Fort Morgan and Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Sterling, and chaplain to Valley View Villa Nursing Home in Fort Morgan.  She returned to South Africa earlier this year and will be sharing her views on the changes she has seen.

Burn’s professional background was originally in corporate marketing, and then she moved into the non-profit world where she obtained a Certificate in Gerontology from DU, and, along with others, built an agency that promoted the independence of older adults and people with disabilities through community volunteerism.  She completed her master’s degree in Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.  During a one-year chaplaincy residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Rev. Burns was ordained to the priesthood. Prior to relocating to northeastern Colorado,  served as Vicar of St. Benedict in La Veta Colorado, and at St. Thomas, Alamosa Colorado.