The Rev. Burton, a native of Atlanta, has served as associate for outreach and community life at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va. since 2015. While at St. John’s in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, she served on the Executive Board, where she headed up the Missions Committee, and currently serves on the Disciplinary Committee. Previously she was resident chaplain at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. She has also served in the Diocese of Southwest Florida; during the summer of 2014, she was seminarian intern at St. Mark, Marco Island. She holds a Master of Divinity from the University of the South, and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from the University of South Carolina.
St. John, Roanoke, is a large, downtown church. There, working on community life, she emphasized her work with outreach and fellowship opportunities. “I look at my ministry as an opportunity to empower laity, bring people together in fellowship and be an example of Christ’s love to the world,” she said in her letter to Good Shepherd.
"She is a compassionate and thoughtful Priest who embraces all as the beloved children of God,” said Senior Warden Phil Beauchamp. “She is extremely capable and has demonstrated her leadership in her preaching and teaching, as a community builder, and a visionary leader."