About Our Minister

Reverend Kenneth Burgard

Reverend Kenneth Burgard

Rev. Burgard has been in full time ministry since 2000, and has served as an elder in the United Methodist Church (provisional and then ordained) since 2007. He attended seminary at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque Iowa. He and his family (wife and three children) live in Downs.

He is a student of church history, and believes strongly in the importance of a narrative understanding of faith and identity in Christ. The sermons on Sunday morning are Bible based, but with an emphasis on discipleship (how do we live out our faith?). Teaching at the Downs United Methodist Church focuses on both Christian Piety (loving God with all our hearth, soul, mind, and strength), and Christian Mercy (loving our neighbor as ourselves). Only with a balance of both faith and action, can we truly live the life of faith.

You may contact Ken from the link on the Contact Us page.