John K. Burk, PhD, serves as the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Houston Extension. In addition to overseeing and directing Truett’s new extension campus in Houston, John works closely with the Truett’s online Certificate Program as well as with other administrators on initiatives that will help shape the future of theological education at Truett. John earned his BA from Baylor, MDiv from Truett, ThM from Princeton Seminary, and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Truett staff in December 2016 after serving as the president of CarePartners in Houston.
John attends Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and volunteers with the refugee ministry One Tribe. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and fly fishing. John and his wife Margaret have three children, Oliver, Andrew, and Alice.