About Joy Burton

Rev. Joy Burton has been an interfaith humanist minister and practitioner of nature-centered spirituality for over 20 years. She is certified as a Gottman Institute Seven Principles Program Leader. Joy is a clergy member, founder and Executive Director of Living Earth, a non-profit in Denver, Colorado. She is also the founder and executive director of Beltania, an internationally-known spiritual retreat.In addition to twenty years of ministerial experience working with couples, twelve years of teaching, and a Master's degree in Education, I am also an approved Gottman Institute Seven Principles Program Leader.

In addition to being a marriage coach, minister, and officiant of weddings and other important life ceremonies, Joy is a licensed educator in the State of Colorado. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and a Master's Degree in Education from Walden University. She is passionate about being a community organizer, scientist, teacher, baker, mother, nature lover, world traveler, and artist.

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Joy Burton Marriages on Facebook

Living Earth on Facebook

Beltania on Facebook


Joy is married to Heath Burton. They have been married since 2002 and have three beautiful children together.

"The work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute is integral to my work, and their pioneering evidence-based research into what really makes marriage successful has proven to effective and significant not only to my couples but to me personally in my own marriage. My husband Heath and I have been together since 2000, and have three children together in addition to my step-son."

-Joy Burton