An ordained minister, a registered nurse, and a professional actress, Amanda Burr is lead pastor of the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, California. She earned her bachelor and master degrees in nursing, and received her M. Div. and D. Min. from Claremont School of the Theology. Since her early college years she has acted in stage and television roles. She has received awards for her acting, directing, and set design. She is a member of the Palm Canyon Theatre, a regional theater company in Palm Springs. In addition, as a member of the Guatemala Mission Team of Interfaith Action International, she volunteers each year to install wood efficiency stoves and be the team s nurse. She lives in Cathedral City, California.