- AB, Princeton University
- MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
Burns Stanfield is Counselor to Presbyterian Students at Harvard Divinity School. He has been the pastor at Fourth Presbyterian Church in South Boston since 1991 and is a leader in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. He has led Fourth Church in becoming a strong community presence in a low-income section of Boston, enriching the community through arts, theater, youth organizing, teaching on housing and hunger issues, and summer programming. He is the former moderator of Boston Presbytery and recent commissioner to General Assembly. A professional musician before his ordination, Stanfield continues to write music, perform, and record.