calendar August 26, 2019 in Communications

Rev. Bradley Burke to Leave Synod Staff

The Rev. Bradley R. Burke, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation, has resigned in order to accept a call as pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Exton, effective September 30. His last day in the Synod office will be September 13.

“The past four years serving on the Bishop’s staff has been one of the most blessed, challenging, and life-giving chapters of my ministry, and I have grown more as a pastor, a leader, and a person than I ever thought I would,” said Pastor Burke. “While I am saddened to be stepping away from this work, and the many incredible people and leaders that I have had the privilege of serving beside, I am so very excited for the ministry God is calling me to among the people of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Lionville community, and the central Chester County region.

“The privilege of helping to support and equip my colleagues and our Synod’s congregations in their ministry has been my greatest joy, and in the years ahead I look forward to continuing to be a partner, colleague, and contributor to God’s mission in SEPA Synod.”

“I’m so grateful for Pastor Burke’s ministry to our young people and their leaders, to our partners in Tanzania, and his work with cross-generational and innovative leaders,” said Bishop Patricia A. Davenport. “He has brought a spirit of faithfulness and creativity to the Synod, and he will be missed.”

Pastor Burke joined the Synod staff in September 2015. In addition to his role with youth/young adult ministry and our global companionship, he led the Brave New Church initiative and has been a key facilitator of the Leadership for Faithful Innovation cohort.

Going forward, if you have questions or concerns about Pastor Burke’s areas of responsibility, please contact Mercedes Lee at 267.323.3737 or .