After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in Computer Science, I was employed as a system programmer with IBM. In my 25 years of employment with IBM I held many different jobs: Software Team Lead, Product Planner, System Engineer, Dealer Account Manager, Global Industry Sales Manager and Large Account Executive. In 2005 Lenovo bought IBM PC Division and I finished my career as a Global Account Executive. I enjoyed my many relationship with customers and resellers throughout the world. In 2009, I retired from IBM / Lenovo and started my current job as Executive Director of Soul’s Harbor.
Volunteered in many civic and church roles. Served as a student senator at The University of Oklahoma and treasurer of my fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Taught youth religious classes at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. In Coppell, Texas facilitated adult religious education for over 4 years at St. Ann Catholic Church. For many years, coached youth soccer in Austin, Coppell and Raleigh, NC. 20+ Years as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels both in Irving, Texas and Raleigh, NC. Worked as an overnight host for countless homeless families at St. Francis Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC through Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network. Today, active in AA and sponsoring many recovering alcoholics and addicts.
I am a single parent with two grown children. I have one daughter, Amanda, she lives in New York City and is, I am proud to say, an aspiring writer. I have one son, Kevin, he is a pilot and flies for American Eagle in Dallas. I enjoy long distance running, dining out, watching movies and, when time allows, reading of non-fiction books and cooking. I am extremely grateful to God for allowing me to serve the men of Soul’s Harbor and for what is, in my opinion, the best job I’ve had, ever.
Brent’s favorite prayer was on Mother Teresa’s business card:
Mr. Brent Burmaster, Executive Director
New online donation processing:
Soul’s Harbor can now provide the convenience of taking your donation request online. Just follow the link to our new online “Household Donation Request Form”. We are also now taking vehicle donations and have an online donation processing form for this too. “Vehicle Donation Request Form”