Bill Burgess

Board Member

Bill was born and raised in upstate New York. He has BS degrees from Syracuse
University and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and then an MS in
Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Bill relocated to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1982 for
gas pipeline design work and after one winter he was transferred to Anchorage where
he put down roots working as a civil engineer. After 40 years on the job, he still dabbles
part-time as interesting opportunities arise.

God blessed Bill by leading him to his wife Kim in 1988 and subsequently blessed him
further with four sons and now five grandchildren. He is fortunate to have his sons and
grandchildren all settled in Anchorage and following Jesus.

Bill and Kim are longtime supporters of the Young Life ministries. Kim served on staff at
Young Life’s Malibu BC youth camp and later worked as a wilderness guide and base
camp coordinator at the Beyond Malibu backpacking program. Their sons have all been
to Beyond Malibu to go on a wilderness trip or volunteer as base camp staff, boat driver,
or mountain guide. Kim also volunteers with the Young Lives program in Anchorage; a
ministry mentoring teen moms and helping with their practical needs.

Bill serves as chairman of the elder board for Clear Water Church in Anchorage and
continues in discipleship through Bible Study Fellowship. Bill answered the call to join
the board of Arctic Barnabas Ministries because of his passion for supporting
missionaries and pastors bringing the light of the Gospel to remote and dark places in