Ed Burton

I spend my days with my wife Courtney and our kids. Keira was born on in the summer of '07. Landon was born in the spring of '09. I work at a wonderful church in Rockford, IL where I am the Director of Youth Development. www.christumc.cc

StrengthsFinder 2.0 lists my top five strengths as:

Woo - Includer - Belief - Responsibility - Connectedness

I love to be around people. They fill me up! In my pastoral role I love working with students and their parents. Witnessing God at work in the lives of youth & children is truly remarkable. Knowing that God chose to include me in the work He is doing is an honor, a challenge, and a joy like none other.

Also, I'm kind of a nerd. I'm a nerd for things I like. Everything from the Bible & Theology, to my XBOX, or certain TV shows like Lost or Firefly, to gadgets, & most things with an Apple logo ... I nerd out about the stuff I am interested in. I love to sing karaoke with friends, play basketball, and I like to run. Mostly these days I run around the house after my wonderful kids. I don't like picnics or parades (ask me why... I have good reasons!), I am a cat person, and I'm very ticklish.

I became a follower of Jesus in the winter of 1996, and I've been living life with Christ for His Kingdom as best I know how ever since. I feel so very blessed to work in ministry.