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Greg Burch

burch_600pxUpon graduating from Multnomah University in 1994, Greg Burch left to serve street-living children and youth in Caracas, Venezuela through a small grass-roots organization (and later through the Latin America Mission). In part, the ministry focused on developing relationships with homeless children and youth who were living in desperate situations on the street. They later established homes and a center where young people could live and be transformed. After a number of years in Caracas, the Burches moved to Costa Rica where Dr. Burch taught in a seminary and focused on training Latin American missionaries going into a number of different contexts including creative access countries. This also included starting a training program for those working with children at risk around the world.

Dr. Burch earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He teaches at Multnomah University as Chair of the Intercultural Studies Department and Director of the M.A. in Global Development and Justice Program. Dr. Burch is married to Christina and they have two children and a Costa Rican street dog named Bella.

Date: January 10, 2014