Sunday, May 1, 2016

Selected list of Burton's service, including his 50 years following ordination.

Due to the idiosyncrasies of formatting some of the entries may be out of the proper spacing.

Burton L. Everist 


Married since 1962 to Norma Cook Everist.  Three adult sons: Mark, Joel, and Kirk

Education:        B.A.      1959   Concordia College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

                           M.Div.   1963   Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri                       

              STM    1965   Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
                           Dissertation: The Relationship of ho nomos to the     Life of the Christian  according to St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Teaching Experience:
                           1964-1966   Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
                                             Christian Sources; Christian Tradition;
                                             The Book of Revelation

                           1967-1970   Michigan Lutheran College, Detroit, Michigan
                                             Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey

                           1973-1978   Yale Divinity School
                                             Film and Religion; Media and Ministry 1 & 2     

                           1982-1992   Wartburg Theological Seminary
                                             Media and Ministry; Computers in the Church
                                             Video in the Church; Imagination and Theology
                           2001-2014   Northeast Iowa Community College,
                                             Peosta, Iowa
                                             Introduction to Religion; Introduction to Philosophy;
                                             Introduction to Ethics    

                           2007-         Select Learning
                                             Evangelization and Lutheran Worship;                    Sent to Preach; 
                                  Foundations of Biblical Preaching
                          2015-  Wartburg Theological Seminary  (Seminary for Everyone)
                                             The Gospel according to John the Shepherd

Personal and Ministerial History

Prior to ordination

College Years:
Two summers of Caravanning, worked with congregations, youth and parents.
Established the Christian Vocations Council, providing an evening for youth in congregations focused on the baptismal calling of all and highlighting callings to public ministry of the church as social workers, youth workers, deaconesses, teachers and pastors.

Seminary Years:
Chaired the St. Louis Chapter of the Lutheran Human Relations Association, inviting similar Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and other groups to participate in restaurant testing to identify racial discrimination.

In 1963-64 edited the Seminarian, a sixty-four page student theological journal published three times a year.  Established baptism, the eucharist, and absolution as the three major themes.

Immediately following seminary (1964-1966):
Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Lutheran Human Relations Association of America
Taught theology at Valparaiso University

Ordination: February 18, 1966

Following Ordination

Community and Synodical Participation:
Detroit, MI: New Detroit Committee; Civil Rights Movement
New Haven, CT: Christian Community Action board; Block Club organizing
East Dubuque, IL: Coalition of Churches and Community Leaders
Dubuque, IA: Dubuque Area Christians United; 
Dubuque Public Cable Access 
 Coalition for Non-Violence; Dubuque Ministerium
Illinois ELCA Synods: Director of the Emmaus Center for Continuing Education   (1994-2001)
Convened and guided First Call Theological Education for all of Illinois
Established the Tri-State Forum, calling together representatives of the
    Northern Illinois, South Central Wisconsin, and Northeast Iowa synods
    with Wartburg Seminary
Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin Tri-State Area: Churches’ Center for Land and People
Northeast Iowa Synod: Member of Lifelong Learning for Lutherans Committee

Parish ministry:
St. Paul’s of Tremont Lutheran Church, New York City, New York (internship)
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan (Pastoral  Call 5 years)
Zion Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut (Pastoral  Call 7 years)
Orange Congregational Church, Orange, Connecticut (Interim)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, South Hadley, Massachusetts (Interim)
St. John’s American Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, Iowa (Interim)
St. Peter Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (Interim)
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wauzeka, Wis.  (Pastoral  Call 1 year)
Zion Lutheran, Bagley/St. Peter Lutheran, Cassville, Wisconsin (Interim)
St. John Lutheran Church, Preston, Iowa (Interim)
Grace Lutheran Church, East Dubuque, Illinois (Pastoral  Call 15 years)
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa (Interim)
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa (Interim)
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa, Iowa (Interim)
New Hope Lutheran Church, Farley, Iowa (Interim)
Bergen Lutheran Church, Roland, Iowa (Interim)
St. John Lutheran, Farmersburg/First Lutheran, McGregor, Iowa (Interim)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa (Interim)
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa (Interim)
St. John Lutheran Church, Wellsburg, Iowa (Interim)
Peace Lutheran, Ryan/St. John Lutheran, Dundee, Iowa (Interim)

Current Public Ministry
Chaplain, Lutheran Manor Communities, Dubuque and Asbury, Iowa
Adjunct Faculty in the Seminary for Everyone program, Wartburg Seminary
    The Gospel according to John the Shepherd
Teacher, Select Learning, an ELCA online program for quality theological learning experiences for personal, congregational and professional growth
    Evangelization and Lutheran Worship; Foundations of Biblical Preaching 
Ministry Foci:
Inner City: Internship in the Bronx, congregations in Detroit and New Haven, Ct.
                  Authored African American Curriculum Guide for Lutheran Schools
                  Authored pan-Lutheran Educaid, Volumes 1-3 urban church resources
Youth:  Established Ecumenical Green Tree Coffee House, Detroit, with Linda           Ridgeway
             Initiated the St. Mark Center for Youth Ministry, Dubuque, with Pr.  Steven Ullestad
             Initiated city wide KidZone, East Dubuque, Illinois 

Media: Initiated the Association of Media Educators in Religion (AMER)­­
           Led Amerfest (10 years), a videofest of shorts for religious education
           Directed the Media and Resource Center at Yale Divinity School
           Directed the Media Center at Wartburg Seminary
           Produced LCUSA Restructuring Process Video
           Developed and Directed Tri-State Lutheran Media Conference at WTS
           Produced Welcome to Wartburg weekly cable TV program
           Produced DACU View weekly cable TV program
           Produced Video Interviews for the Lutheran World Federation conference
           Interview Church & the Coming Electronic Revolution, Christian Century     Author, The Electronic Ostriches, Christian Century

Author, Newsweekly Religion, Christian Century
Religious Education:
            Together with Fr. Harry Walsh led a 5 week Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialog   
           Led renewal of the Yale Divinity School Lay School of Religion
Developed and conducted Imagination and Theology ten-day courses for the  Ecumenical Continuing Education Center at Yale
   Established the Theological Lutheran Community at Yale (TLC/Y) for Lutheran Yale Divinity School and Yale Graduate Religion Students
Interim Executive Secretary for the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education
General Publications and Presentation:
   Series of interviews with theologians for Catalyst, Resource for Christian  Leaders, a     
       tape-print journal
   Author “Lectionary Helps” series for Catalyst
   Author of column series “Media Resources” for My Church magazine
   Author The Christian Family Craft Book,
   Author Bible Ventures 3, Scripture Readings for All Ages, Augsburg Fortress
   Author Twelve Voices from the Ancient Past, Concordia Publishing House
   Author “Wounded Healers” in Augsburg Sermons: Epistles Series C, Augsburg
   Co-Author with Norma Cook Everist 13 years of “Since You Asked” The Lutheran
   Co-Author with Norma Cook Everist of the book Since You Asked, Augsburg Fortress
   Presentation John: Gospel for the Homeless at the Society of Biblical Literature      
      Midwest Regional Meeting (2015)
Professional Organizations:
           The Religious Education Association
           The American Academy of Religion
           The Society of Biblical Literature

Burton Everist , 2677 Knob Hill Dr., Dubuque, Iowa 52003  563/564-1279