Lynn Burguess


Lynn is an experienced chaplain and ethics professional, having worked in a variety of situations including mental health, trauma, and rural healthcare. An obstetrics nurse in her first career, Lynn was drawn to those experiencing perinatal loss, which led her to chaplaincy. Receiving her MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, she went on to pursue Clinical Pastoral Education training in Wisconsin and was board certified as a chaplain in 1998. Chaplain Burgess has chaired two ethics committees in Wisconsin and Vermont. She is passionate about End of Life Care, Palliative Care,Bioethics, and was involved in Advance Care Planning in both Wisconsin and Vermont, where she was a board member of the Vermont Ethics Network. Currently Lynn, is an instructor for the Basic and Advanced Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate Courses offered by the Spiritual Care Association, part of the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. She is also employed by a local hospice where she works PRN. Lynn is involved with the ROI Institute*s effort to help chaplains educate themselves, administrators, corporate leaders and community about the inherent value found within chaplaincy and spiritual care. She is a strong advocate of this process believing that ROI Methodology shows we can transform “intangibles” into monetary values, demonstrating that chaplaincy is a valuable and needed part of healthcare.

Lynn lives with her husband Michael Revord in the mountains of North Carolina.