On Friday, April 6, 2018, Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards will be leading the Northwest Plains District Clergy Day Away. We are inviting and encouraging pastors to attend this day in Ottawa at Trinity UMC, 137 N. Pratt Street.
Taylor is a well-known teacher and leader in the area of worship and sacraments. So, he will be leading this day around a deeper understanding of our sacramental theology. This is an excellent opportunity for all pastors, licensed and ordained, to explore our understanding of the sacraments. Until recently, Taylor has worked for the General Board of Discipleship and is now a consultant in this very area of work.
We will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm with lunch included.
The Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards is an Elder in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently appointed to work with InfoServ, a service of United Methodist Communications (March 2018-present).
His academic work has focused heavily on history (BA, Kenyon College 1985), historical theology/liturgical studies (M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1990), and the intersection of peacemaking and liturgical studies (MA in Peace Studies, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1997). He has been a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy (2009-present), convener of the seminar “Exploring Contemporary and Alternative Worship” (2010-2018), and currently also serves as its Secretary (2017-present).
He is married to The Rev. Dr. Grace Burton-Edwards, an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Atlanta where she currently serves as Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia (2014-present). Their two sons are Jacob (age 25), an EMT and medical studies student in Indianapolis, and Will (age 21) completing his senior year at Sewanee, University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a double major in physics and theater arts.