Universal Journey, with James H. Burch
video conversations on important topics

About Your Speaker: James H. Burch


Spiritual Speaker

Jim reaches over 30,000 people each year as a public speaker. He created and operates a national web site which refers over 500 progressive priests and ministers to couples looking to get married, have a baptism or a memorial service. He is president of Sky's The Limit, a charitable organization. Jim is the bishop of The Catholic Diocese of One Spirit, comprised of progressive priests who work toward new means of spirituality for the 80% of the population no longer sustained by traditional "church." Jim brings a broad range of experiences to his decades-long spiritual quest. He was a real estate developer from the early 1970’s through the early 1990’s, heading companies involved in a myriad of large, mixed-use real estate projects, one of which was National Harbor, now a $4 billion mixed-use, waterfront development on the Potomac River near Washington, DC. From 1965 through 1970, Jim Burch worked for the federal government's Office of Economic Opportunity ("War on Poverty") all over the US – rural and urban areas, on Indian reservations, in hunger programs, and on migrant worker issues. He has a B.A. in Philosophy; graduate Studies in Sociology and International Law. Jim has also been a political consultant on multiple campaigns for individuals running for governor, senator, congressman, president, and was a former press secretary to U.S. Senator (now Vice President) Joseph Biden. He was also the founding chairman of the World Trade Center, Washington, D.C. 


If you'd like some information about the Community of Catholic Dioceses of One Spirit,
please see 

If you'd like some information about celebrants for weddings, baptisms or memorial services, 
please see   www.WeddingCeremony.org.

If you'd like some information on helping erase poverty and injustice around the world,
please see www.SkysTheLimitLimit-ChangingLives.org 

    About Patty Burch

Jim is Patty Burch's husband. Patty is Jim Burch's inspiration - perhaps the most loving person who ever lived! 

They live in metropolitan Washington, DC. Patty is a nurse and house supervisor at Haymarket Medical Center, a small community hospital in Northern  Virginia. She has done many fascinating jobs as a nurse, always loving the ability to touch others with comforting help.  She also has more hobbies than entire towns are allowed to have, and craft shows everywhere love to see her walk in the door.  Rarely is she without children, and here she is with grandchildren Anthony and Emerson a few years ago.  Because of Patty, all ten grandchildren have come to understand that they are entitled to often spend days and nights at "Mimi's and Papa's" house ...  Patty and Jim wholeheartedly agree with their conclusions!

Jim and Patty's five children, have provided marvel, joy, ecstasy, surprise, delight and occasional gasps.  Despite their own best efforts and inspired meanderings through life's myriad choices, they all grew up to be wonderful adults, marrying spouses who are loved. Happily, they have also generated those ten marvelous grandchildren for Jim and Patty to enjoy, and whose very exuberant existences predict great things to come for this world which needs them.  Jim and Patty try to lead balanced lives of work, thought, 
spirit and play.  


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