Rev. Leanne Burris has been serving as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church since 2003. Leanne pastors the church she planted in 2016, The Bridge UMC. She and her husband, who is also a pastor, have four children and a four-legged companion. Together they have lived on served on the gulf coast of Mississippi since 2006. The Burrises like to spend weekends together going to see action movies, being entertained by one another’s adventures or talents, or watching the Saints play football. They vacation most often with Leanne’s extended family at Disney or with Cliff’s extended family on the family farm. Leanne says it’s been a good day when she has had seafood for dinner, a good book to read, and sand in her shoes. It’s a great day when those experiences are shared with others.