The Rev. Dr. Richard Burden was called as Rector of All Saints Parish in 2014. Born and raised in Colorado, Richard received a BA in Theatre Arts from Colorado State University, an MA 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. He began his first career as a bookseller working at the Tattered Cover in Denver, and 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.
Richard was ordained in 2009 and was first called 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, and serves as the Chaplain for Academic Formation on the diocesan Commission on Ministry. With his spouse Monica he is also a parent to two school aged children.