Burt Newman is from north eastern Nebraska. He met his wife Amanda at Wayne State College. They graduated in in 2013 and got married a week later. Before coming to Chadron they lived in Ainsworth, Nebraska for a year and worked at Camp Witness on Long Pine Creek. They moved to Chadron to do ministry at Chadron State College and immediately got involved at Ridgeview. From day one, Burt helped with the youth ministry which eventually grew into his current job as the director of student ministries.

in 2018, Burt and Amanda welcomed their first child Jack into the world. The family enjoys going for walks, having fun outdoors, reading books, and watching a good movie (if Burt can talk Amanda into it!). They travel quite a bit to visit their families in the east side of the state, but try to never miss a Sunday with their church family if they can help it.
Always asking the question “Do you believe that what you believe is really real,” Burt is passionate about showing young adults the realness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His ministry is about teaching students how to dig deep into God’s word, and showing them how to practically love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength; and their neighbor as themselves.