Friday, February 29, 2008

Bishop of Virginia replaces Secretary to the Diocese with former Troutman Sanders Litigator

The times they are a'changing. Here's what Bishop Lee has to say about Henry Burt, who will replace Patrick Getlein on April 1:

Henry is a 1987 graduate of the University of the South at Sewanee and holds his law degree from the College of William and Mary. He is a son of this diocese, having grown up at The Falls Church Episcopal and has long been associated with St. George's Camp at Shrine Mont, where he served as a counselor and then later director of St. George's Camp and where he met his wife, Mitzi van der Veer. He was the first Bishop's Clerk in 1987-1988, came back to the staff as diocesan deployment officer in 1992-1999, when he went to law school. From 2002-2005 he was an associate in the litigation group at Troutman Sanders, a major law firm in Richmond. In 2005, he became Corporate Counsel and Government Affairs Manager at CarMax Inc. He has just completed a three year term on the Standing Committee of the Diocese.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... with all due respect, is this going to be DioVa's own version of DBB et. al???

Anonymous said...

And, BB, I'm sure you are aware that Troutman Sanders represents the DioVa in the litigation against the breakaway churches....

Anonymous said...

An attorney for used-car salesmen. Very scary!

DavidH said...

It's not that I'm surprised by the criticism or the jokes, but come on people -- this guy has been an Episcopalian forever. His father was a Diocese official, I think. He's well educated. He's spoken to the press a lot. In short, he's extremely well qualified for the job.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Bishop Lee got a two-fer: Getlein goes to work on the policy piece and the new Sec of Dio is a litigator. Maybe the good Bishop is circling the wagons