Rev. Dr. Peter Edward Burch, PhD


251 Salt Road

Webster, New York, 14580

585- 766-4180 (c)  

585-545-4866 (h)



The Charles Finney SChool

Penfield, New York, 2016 to present


Servant Leadership Institute
​The Charles Finney School 

Penfield, New York, 2020 to present


Project Compassion 

The Charles Finney School

Penfield, New York, 2012 to present

Hope Chapel
Webster, New York, 2010 to 2014


Browncroft Baptist Church 

Rochester, New York, 2006 to 2010


Vista Del Mar Baptist Church 

Pacifica, California, 2000-2006

Professor (adjunct) 

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Mill Valley, California, 2004-2006

High School Teacher

Alma Heights Christian Academy

Bible and Civics

Pacifica, California, 2002-2006


Utmost Communications Incorporated

Pacifica, California, 2001-2006

Youth Pastor

Living Word Community Church

Moraga, California, 1994-1999.


Philosophy Doctorate (PhD)


School of Education

Andrews University (MI)



Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary



Occupational Education

Wayland Baptist University (TX)



Business Management 

Hawaii Pacifica University (HI)



Construction Technology

Community College of the Air Force



United States Air Force

Engineering Specialist

United States Air Force, 1986-1994

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 

California Air Force Association, 1994

Award of Excellence for Teaching

Alma Heights Christian Academy, 2006

Founder and Director 

Implosion Youth Conference

Bay Area, California 



Burch, P.E. & Baumgartner, E. (2019, Fall). When perception is no longer reality: Leading beyond the limitations
​ of yesterday's certainties. Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, pp. 77-91.

Burch, P.E. (2018, June 3). Students learn about having an impact. Guest Essay. Democrat and Chronicle, p. C16. 

​Burch, P.E. (2017, October 29). Shake things up, and unleash the greatness. [Editorial]. Democrat & Chronicle, p. 33A.

Burch, P.E. (2017, August 17). Project compassion teams. The Post, pp. A1, A10.

​Burch, P.E. (2016, October 9).  A connection between students and the police. [Editorial]. Democrat & Chronicle, p. 31A.

Burch, P.E. (2016, March-April). The Charles Finney School, 17 girls Christmas mission. The Good News, pp. A7, A11.

Burch, P.E. (2016, February 18). Charles Finney's 17 girls on Christmas mission. Penfield Post, p. A5.

Burch, P.E. (2015, August 9). We need a president who can unite all parties. [Editorial]. Democrat & Chronicle, p. 33.

Burch, P.E. (2015, Spring). The classroom theater. A creative setting for the curriculum (and so much more).
Teachers of Vision. 4, pp. 11,28.

Burch, P.E. (2015, July 7). Cancel Putin's big show. [Essay] Democrat & Chronicle, p. 12a.

Burch, P.E. (2015, March-April). The Charles Finney School hosts COMPASSION2015 on May 15. The Good News. p. 24.

Burch, P.E. (2014, August 15). Could love be the answer? [Editorial]. Democrat & Chronicle, p. 11.

Burch, P.E. (2014, July-August). The Charles Finney school brings compassion to Penn Yan. The Good News. p. 3.

Burch, P.E. (2014, June 16). Who is really to blame? [Editorial]. Democrat & Chronicle, p. 11.

Burch, P.E. (2014, June 12). Finney students provide disaster relief. [Blog article].  Retrieved from 

Burch, P.E. (2013). Project compassion. Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 1, pp. 87-91.

Burch, P.E. (2013). Project compassion. Teachers of Vision, ​1, 8, pp. 25-27.

Burch, P.E. (2007). Acknowledged and perceived reasons for non-attendance at Christian churches in the

         Pacifica community, a suburb of San Francisco, California. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. 

Burch, P.E. (2002, September 11). These kinds of things are not supposed to happen. Pacifica Tribune, p.17.

Burch, P.E. (2002, March 6). To the students of Pacfiica. [Editorial]. Pacifica Tribune, p. 13.

Burch, P.E. (2001, May 23).  Should grades come between you and your children? Pacifica Tribune, p. 3.