Maryann BurnsTitle: Gift Records Administrator
Office Location: Griggs Hall 213
Maryann was born in Nashville, Tennessee. At age eight the family moved to Akron, Ohio, but she spent most of her growing years in the Dayton area. She is a member of the first graduating class of Spring Valley Academy, and studied at what is now Washington Adventist University. While studying on the east coast of Maryland, she discovered her love for the Atlantic Ocean beaches. She also became aware of her love for Early American History along with her own family history. Maryann is married to Gary Burns. They have shared 40 years of marriage as well as their love for pastoral ministry. They have served in the Columbia, Lake and Mid-America Unions. They have 3 adult children: Josie, Tyler and Ryan.
Throughout the years, Maryann has enjoyed serving others in various capacities and going the extra mile to turn a situation from negative to positive wherever needed. She enjoys homemaking and gardening, favoring flowers, and is a member of the Berrien Springs Garden Club. She also enjoys biking, hiking with her boys in Montana, watching old movies with her daughter, and travelling with her husband. She is happy to live in Southwest Michigan where she enjoys the sand and surf of beautiful Lake Michigan!