Well-qualified CFP who'll look after your interests and your interests only, because he takes only fees, not commissions.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be the Rev. Dr. Russell Burck, but for
decades now, I’ve preferred to call myself “the irreverend Russell
Burck.” Irreverence is part of who I am. Irreverence also has a
spiritual side. Oops, sometimes a serious impulse sneaks in. I am a
retired Presbyterian minister who brings a wealth of various experiences
in the US and abroad to the world of business.
About a year into retirement after successful careers in several areas, I decided to increase the income that my wife and I were receiving to more than I had ever earned before. That’s when I started my first of several businesses, and now I'm helping other retirees do the same.
I have a travel blog, I’ve run an online store and I’ve helped other business owners secure top-rate, honest merchant account services – to name just a few of my business ventures.
As I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve continued to fuel my passion for business as well as to hone my skills for being successful.
I have the distinction working one-on-one with Steve Sipress, the top entrepreneur-coach in all of Chicagoland. Working with him, I learned many ways to increase any business’s chances of being successful, and I am now offering to share these strategies and tactics with you and other retirees and near retirees who refuse to settle for living out their days in quiet desperation, hoping that the government or someone else will take care of them, or their money won’t run out before they do. And for retirees or near retirees like yourself who want to make a contribution or provide services that people need through a business.
I have a special knack for helping others develop solutions to their problems – a skill I developed into a major strength back in my days as a chaplain and hospital ethics consultant.
Right now I am offering you the opportunity to explore having a business in retirement, at no cost to you.
At Biblical Sem in NY met my darling and brilliant wife, Dorothy. We
have two children, Peter, whose wife is Susan Hoines, and Lise, whose
husband is Allen Varner. During grad school, I found that I loved
visiting people in the hospital, and that was confirmed a bit later,
when I spent a year in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Hartford. At
that time, I was preparing to teach pastoral care in Wuerttemberg,
Germany. The time in Germany was wonderful, speaking German and teaching
and writing in it. Came back after three ys to bring our children back
to the US. Completed PhD and supervisory ed in CPE. Two yrs in KS as
Dir, Chaplaincy Sxs, then rest of my career as hosp chapl, religion and
health prof, health care ethics prof; hosp ethics consultant. About 75
publications, incl a bk that I co-edited, Clergy Ethics: Mapping the
Terrain. Now working with Enneagram through Assn of Enn. Teachers in the
Narrative Trad, writing sevl columns a yr for Talk Journal. Wife,
Dorothy and I travel a great deal, "while we still can." Establishing
travel blog to record and explore our travel experiences.
- Princeton UniversitySpec Prog in Eur Civilization, Dept of Germanic Languages, 1955 - 1950
- The Biblical Sem in NY
- Princeton Theol Sem (BD)
- Tuebingen U, Tuebingen Germany
- Princeton Theol Sem (PhD)
- U of Chicago (suppl coursework)