Father Martin J. Burnham, S.T.B., M.A., M.Div.
Sulpician candidate Father Martin Burnham joined the formation faculty at Theological College in August, 2011 and serves as a formation advisor and spiritual director.
A priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he completed his formation at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore and was ordained in 2002.
has a background in counseling psychology and has spent the past nine years in pastoral ministry in three archdiocesan parishes.
Following ordination, he was assigned to St. Louis Church in Clarksville, MD for three years where he served as associate pastor to a parish community of 4300 families.
As associate pastor he directed liturgical activities for 750 students enrolled in the parish school, served as a spiritual director for parishioners, and enrolled as Howard County Police chaplain.
Next, he was named associate pastor at St. Margaret Church in Bel Air, MD, from 2005 to 2007, serving a parish community of 5300 families.
Again, he served as a spiritual director to the parishioners, directed liturgical activities for the parish and school, and supervised seminarians assigned to the parish.
In 2007 he was named pastor of St. Andrew by the Bay in Annapolis, MD, a parish community of 1500 families.
He supervised a staff of 11 including pre-school personnel, served as State Chaplain of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and as a chaplain to the Knights of Columbus.
In 2008, he was appointed to the faculty of St. Mary's Seminary & University where he taught Introduction to Pastoral Theology.
He received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore in 1991.
For 6 years (1991-1997) he worked as a child and family therapist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.
During this period he was promoted through several levels of program leadership and management eventually serving as clinical supervisor of their partial hospitalization program where he supervised a staff of 10 clinicians and facilitated the treatment of 16 youth and their families.
He graduated magna cum laude from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY in 1989 with a B.A. in psychology and A.A. degrees in Theology and Philosophy.
For academic year 2012-13, he will direct Pastoral Formation at TC.