Chaplain Burd was born and raised in the Central California town of Dinuba. After graduating from Dinuba High School, LTJG Burd attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where he earned a B.A. in Christian Ministries while working as the PLNU Athletics public address announcer and serving as a resident assistant in the residence halls. Upon completion of his degree at PLNU, Burd moved to Kansas City, MO to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div. Burd also completed a Clinical Pastoral Education internship at Research Medical Center in Kansas City where he focused on trauma care.
Chaplain Burd’s ministry experience includes serving on youth ministry staffs at the Dinuba, Mission Valley, and Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene congregations. Most recently, LTJG Burd has served as Senior Pastor of Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene in Sedalia, MO from 2012-2016. He is ordained an elder and endorsed by the Church of the Nazarene.
LTJG Burd accepted a commission as an Ensign in the Chaplain Candidate Program in April 2012 and has completed Officer Development School in Newport, RI, Professional Naval Chaplaincy-Basic Leadership Course in Columbia, SC, and served aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) for On the Job Training. He accepted a commission as a Navy Chaplain in January 2016. LTJG Burd reported to Officer Candidates School in April 2016 where he PT’s, hikes, and lives life alongside the Marines and Candidates of OCS.
In his free time Chaplain Burd enjoys distance running, road cycling and watching the San Diego Padres.