The Rev. Dr. Richard Burden (he/him/his) was called to All Saints Parish in 2014. Born and raised in Colorado, Richard received a BA in Theatre Arts from Colorado State University, an MA in history from the University of Colorado at Denver and a PhD from the University of Chicago, where he studied Christian conversion in early 20th century China. His first career was as a bookseller working at the Tattered Cover in Denver, but after a journey through academia he discerned a call to ordained ministry which led him to the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, in Berkeley, CA.
Upon ordination in 2009, his was first call was to the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, where he served the Church of Our Saviour in Richmond, Kentucky. In 2013, he sensed God calling him to New England where he continues to strengthen people of faith to live in a secular world. He is an active member of the Brookline Interfaith Clergy Association, and serves as the Chaplain for Academic Formation on the diocesan Commission on Ministry. With his spouse he is also a parent to two children, and a rescue dog.