The Right Reverend Brian Kendall Burgess


Most recently, Bishop Brian K. Burgess served as the 13th rector of Christ Church in Woodbury, New Jersey, and Dean of the three county Woodbury Convocation of parishes and missions. Canonically resident in the Diocese of New Jersey since 2005, Bp. Burgess has held various leadership roles, including serving on Diocesan Council and Diocesan Standing Committee.

Prior to being called as rector of Christ Church, Bp. Burgess served as rector of Saint John’s in Brooksville, Florida, and associate priest and chaplain to the Parish Day School at Saint Luke’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and his Master of Divinity from Sewanee – The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is married to his college sweetheart, Denise Lee, and they have two children, Robert and Catherine.