Meet Our Staff

Brian Egan, Director

Brian has been the Director of Cedarbrake since 2004. He is honored to work with such a dedicated staff and humbled to journey, in a small way, with many people who come here to draw closer to Christ. He has studied business and theology and enjoys the challenge of administration and being part of many retreats throughout the year.

Brian teaches RCIA and is an active member of St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish in Harker Heights. He and his wife, Kyong  have 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters.



Beverly Collin, Assistant Director & Director for the Institute for Spiritual Direction

Beverly began working at Cedarbrake in November of 2002. She helps plan and facilitate retreats and days of reflection. She received her Master’s Degree in  Pastoral Studies in 2008 from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Beverly has 2 grown children and enjoys interior decorating, reading and refinishing furniture.





Joseph Nisari, Resident Chaplain

Fr. Joseph was born in India in 1942 and grew up in Pakistan. He was ordained in January 1968 

and came to the United States in 1968 and then to Austin in 1998. He has worked with persons suffering from alcoholism, drug addictions, and mental disorders.

Fr. Joseph enjoys reading, walking and watching tv.            Service of God and God’s people is Father Nisari's foremost passion.





Abigail "Abby" Jimenez, Office Manager

Abby is a Belton native who has been part of the Cedarbrake staff since 1991. She's an active parishioner of Christ the King Church, Belton and has been since it was established in 1969. She serves on the Finance Council, volunteers to the Parish Food Pantry and serves in many ways. Abby has that special gift of friendliness and friendship with so many of our guests.




Donna Leune, Adminstrative Assistant

Donna has been with us since 2009. She works part time by answering the phone, answering emails, preparing for Cedarbrake retreats and various other tasks. She is an active member of Christ the King, Belton where she and her husband are part of the music ministry. They have 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. 






Wesley Burford, Groundskeeper

Greg Rye, II, Maintenance







Donna Spiller Matamoros

Amalia Gonzalez

Maria Elena Martinez

Anna De Santiago