Ross Purdy

Ross Purdy


First Presbyterian Church, Burbank

Burbank, CA USA

Helping others brings satisfaction.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I took a break from college because I did not like my major at the time.
Then, I met my wife.
I then decided to go back to school and change my major to religious studies.
Keep following my journey



I am a pastor and head of staff of a Presbyterian church.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I preach on Sunday mornings and oversea my church throughout the week while also counseling parishioners. I will also perform weddings and funerals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would recommend to graduate from college with a religious studies degree as a first step in order to follow this career path.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"The career choice I chose does not pay as well as a doctor. That could be discouraging."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student


I asked my leader what they most enjoyed about their job.

Asked by Anonymous Student

Dr. Purdy said that he enjoyed his job because he is able to practice his religion and help his community everyday. The things he practices at work, he can also practice at home with his family.

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at CSUF