Darryl Burke was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has resided in the Greater Hartford area since adulthood. Darryl attended Swarthmore College and graduated with majors in English and Psychology and concentrations in Black Studies and Education. He completed his M. ED., with concentrations in Teaching Curriculum and Learning Environments and Administration and Social Policy, at Harvard University. He has served as a Diocesan Intern, at St. John’s, Pine Meadow, and St. James’s, West Hartford. He was ordained to the priesthood in February, 2020, and currently serves as a missional curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wethersfield.
Darryl has spent the bulk of his professional career as an Educator in the Hartford School system. He has served as an English teacher, Assistant principal and Principal. He retired from that profession to begin the next phase of his life works after finally submitting to and responding to God’s call to the ordained ministry. His home church was St. Monica’s, Hartford, where he participated in a wide range of organizations and activities. Darryl is a member of a number of community organizations, including, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He is divorced and is the father of two sons, and has six grandchildren.