Chaplain Harry Burns, MA, BCC

Chaplain Harry Burns is a Chaplain at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He has also served as a Community Engagement Specialist with the Community Engagement Department. He has been an ordained pastor in the AME Church for over thirty-four years. Chaplain Burns was the first African American Minister appointed at the Citadel, The Military School of the South in 1987. He holds a BA Degree in Business Management from Shaw University in Raleigh. He has a Masters of Arts Degree in Religion from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Burns is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He served three years on the Quality Commission, writing standards for APC and later served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Professional Chaplains.

Chaplain Burns has served as Director of Pastoral Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Squirrel Hill prior to coming to Charlotte. He was a Community Chaplain at Carolinas Medical Center for six years.  He has served on the National Nominating Committee for APC for ten years. He serves on many Boards in the Charlotte and Regional area. He is a also member of the N.C. Chaplains Association. Chaplain Burns is the current pastor of Tranquil AME Church in McCormick, SC.  He served several years as a member of Health Ministries Association, and fifteen years on the Board of Examiners for the Lancaster District AME Church. He was recently received an award from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for Specialized Ministry in Chaplaincy by the Alumni Association.