Burnett: “As far as I’m concerned, this is a marriage made in heaven”

Cookeville – Marc Burnett is the new Director of Development at Mustard Seed Ranch (MSR), an interdenominational Christian home for children in Cookeville. According to a release by MSR, Burnett was hired to partner with Executive Director Tammy Hogan to assist in fundraising efforts, continue building relationships with the community and provide pastoral leadership for the ministry.

“We are honored to welcome Marc to the MSR family. He brings a wealth of knowledge, professional experience and passion for youth that will help to continue building a fruitful future for MSR and our children,” said Hogan. “We are celebrating our 14th anniversary of the Mustard Seed Ranch ministry. We remain debt free because of the support of our amazing community. We are in the final stage of building two homes to add to the existing three homes. Upon completion, we will have the ability to provide a loving Christian home and family for up to 30 children.”

Burnett is a native of Alcoa, Tennessee and a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a BS degree in English/Journalism and an ED.S. in administration and supervision. He also served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer.

“Burnett is a talented artist,” said MSR. “His artwork is on display around the great state of Tennessee. He has also served as a pastor for many years for multiple local churches. He and his wife, Tamelyn Burnett, have been married for 36 years and have two children, Mario and Bianca.”

Burnett said he finds joy in helping young people.

“I spent most of my career working for the betterment of the lives of young people,” said Burnett. “Not only will a great organization like Mustard Seed Ranch provide that opportunity, but it also allows me to be a part of a wonderful ministry. As far as I’m concerned, this is a marriage made in heaven. What a tremendous blessing to be asked to join this amazing team!”

Photo courtesy of MSR.

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