Deb Burma has a passion for sharing Christ’s redeeming love in a creative, engaging style, touching the hearts of women, meeting them in the moments of their everyday lives, and engaging them in God’s Word. She travels extensively as a leader and guest speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, and other ministry events.
Deb is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. She has directed women’s, children’s, and family ministries in multiple churches across the Midwest, and she has received additional training with courses in writing, speaking, and doctrine through Concordia Publishing House (CPH), Concordia Seminary, and the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI), under the direction of noted authors, editors, and theologians.
Deb has spoken for Lutheran Hour Ministries at both national and regional conferences and for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) as keynote speaker for National Convention, in addition to, several district conventions. She has led workshops and sectionals for Best Practices for Ministry (BPM) Conferences, Concordia University System’s Beautiful Feet Conference, the Nebraska District LEA Conference, and WLI’s National Conferences. Her ministry travels have taken her to 25 states and Canada, and also lead her down the street to her home church!
Deb authors women's Bible studies, Christian-living books, retreat kits, and devotionals, all published by CPH. Her work has appeared in several periodicals, such as the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly and Today’s Christian Living. She is a contributor to the CPH blog, The Word Endures, and writes devotions for her personal blog, Fragrant Offerings.
Deb was born and raised on a ranch in western South Dakota. She and her family have shared adventures residing in Texas, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, and now live in Columbus, Nebraska, where Deb's husband, Cory, serves as pastor at Peace Lutheran Church. They’re blessed with three children, Chris, Courtney, and Cameron, and a new son-in-law, Aaron.
2017 WLI National Conference Topic:
Gifted with Gratitude!
“Stepping Out: To a Life on the Edge!”
Are you stuck in your struggles with your past or your pride, your fears, worries, or more? God calls you to STEP OUT of your struggles to a life lived on the EDGE! How is this possible? Find encouragement in your spring-board to edgy living, rejoicing in the Savior's work in your life. He steps in so you can step out!
"Coffee Break: My Cup Overflows"
Take a break from the daily grind for a real pick-me-up! You will be filled-to-the-brim as you’re grounded in God's Word, sipping and savoring His Good News in Christ! Sessions include: (1) My Cup (2) My Portion & My Cup (3) My Overflowing Cup! Rejoice, learning that your cup truly does overflow in Christ!
“Living a Chocolate Life: Savoring God’s Sweet Grace”
Living a Chocolate Life, we sample everything from bitter nuggets of pain to sweet morsels of joy. Whatever the flavor of our days and however our lives are packaged, we can savor the riches of God’s sweet grace in Christ! He wraps us in His love and fills us with the sweet filling of faith in our Savior.
What could be more precious than diamonds? YOU! You are the precious, treasured possession of your heavenly Father, who sought you and claimed you as His own in Christ! From coal to diamond, you are continually being transformed in Christ, reflecting His glory and light to a dark world.
Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely Beautiful Feet! What is your “shoe size?” What makes truly Beautiful Feet? And what has the Lord called those feet to do?