Meet The Team
Glen joined Church Development Services ten years ago when his father approached him to help sell the business. Believing that God had prepared him for Kingdom expansion, he bought in to the firm, and then took over the business on the passing of his father. Glen has been instrumental in returning CDS to its roots as a developer, and adding financial services to provide an unparalleled level of offerings to churches.
Before establishing his church development and expansion ministry, Glen’s career in corporate America was spent in five-star/five-diamond hospitality management and on Wall Street, primarily as a licensed proprietary trader. His time as a trader has helped him develop a keen sense for risk/reward assessment. He has led initiatives that reduced operating budgets, turned around business operations’ overall performance, created operating standards and procedures, and implemented quality assurance programs. He was a board member of a small publicly listed REIT specializing in age-restricted housing, work force housing, independent and assisted senior living, and commercial land development. Glen hosted his own radio show, “All Things Financial”, has spoken nationally, and has been invited to speak from the pulpit. A respected leader, he is able to build highly motivated teams focused on achieving specific and measurable goals.
Glen is a member of Spring Branch Community Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is involved in several ministries as a servant, and has led bible study at the church in both youth and adult education. He is a member of the financial board of Young Life Capernaum of Hampton Roads, and a sponsor for Orphan Network. Glen is fond of exploring the bible and lists among his influences Oswald Chambers, Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, Bill Hybels, Richard and Henry Blackaby, Charles and Andy Stanley, Michael Simone, and Dallas Willard. Glen relaxes by spending time with his family, playing golf, and can occasionally be found doing endurance events and triathlons.
Glen is not an architect, and CDS, as defined under the North Carolina Board of Architecture’s Architectural Practice Act, is not an architectural firm.
Kurt learned about Church Development Services (CDS) from his men’s group bible study leader, Glen Trematore, principal and owner of CDS. When CDS wanted to find office space and administrative support, Kurt had open office space and an ability to provide the support Glen sought. At that time, Kurt didn’t know what God was planning for this “office sharing” idea, but God has no small plans!
Kurt became an investor in the Church of the Harvest construction project in Olive Branch, MS managed by CDS. He then provided CDS with its accounting and back office support as a favor to Glen. It was apparent that CDS needed full time administration because God was blessing CDS with more business than the current CDS staff could handle. Kurt’s background in investment banking and capital raising was an added value that Glen recognized was needed by CDS. Glen approached Kurt to become a partner/owner in December 2008, and Kurt became a full partner/owner of CDS in January 2009.
Kurt has been involved with church finance committees for over twenty years, both as a member and as chairman. Kurt is a member of the Executive Board for Young Life Capernaum of Hampton Roads (was formerly Chairman), which provides gospel learning opportunities to young people with mental and physical disabilities. Kurt and his wife, Lori, have three children and are active members of Spring Branch Community Church where Kurt is the Chairman of the Compensation and Finance Committees. Kurt and Lori are both Small Group Leaders for Children’s Sunday school.
Kurt is not an architect, and CDS, as defined under the North Carolina Board of Architecture’s Architectural Practice Act, is not an architectural firm.
Shawn joined CDS in 2013, and has over 13 years of design experience. After graduating from North Carolina State University in 1997, Shawn was a residential designer for a leading construction company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There, he grew in knowledge and leadership in design and construction while earning recognition in a national publication for residential design. Subsequently, Shawn moved on to work for architectural firms that specialized in various commercial and residential projects that ranged from residential to government.
Shawn, who is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Gates, North Carolina, has worked with clients and design professionals at all levels of the design and construction phases, and enjoys helping clients meet their design goals. Shawn is currently pursuing professional licensure.
Wade is a Project Manager with more than twenty years of construction experience. His most recent projects include Chisholm Trail Church of Christ — which is currently under construction in Duncan, OK — and the completed Assembly of God Youth Camp in Sparks, OK. He has an excitement for expanding the Kingdom, and considers his work his calling and purpose.Wade counts it an honor to build houses of worship because he is cognizant of the fact that lives are forever changed in the buildings he constructs.Wade builds with eternity in mind, and to him, there is nothing that could be more fulfilling.
A dedicated husband of twenty years and a father to four teenaged children—three daughters and a son — Wade is active in his church, Immanuel Fellowship in Seminole, Oklahoma. Wade has taught Sunday School to teenagers and young adults, mentored young husbands and fathers, led in men’s ministry, has served as a volunteer at an annual family camp for children with special needs, and has ministered to several church bodies by giving his testimony that includes physical healing, redemption and restoration. Wade is quick to give God the glory in any successes that he may enjoy.
Debbie has worked with clients, builders, designers, contractors, and architects in the construction industry since 1980. She has experience in office and construction administration, wall covering installation, interior design, space planning, Computer Aided Drafting as well as 3D modeling and rendering. A proud mother of 5 and grandmother of 7, Debbie expects to complete formal training and obtain her interior design degree by spring 2014.
Having joined the CDS team in 2012, Jim was already familiar with CDS and had used our architectural services on a church in Austin, TX. Jim had been friends with CDS’ CEO for a number of years, and had collaborated with him on various church projects dating back to 2007. Jim brings with him over 40 years of construction experience, designing and building his first church in 1972. Among Jim’s long and varied list of accomplishments, he has built the following churches: Calvary Baptist and First Bible Baptist in CT; Heritage Baptist in AZ; Cornerstone Baptist and Grace Baptist in OH; Bible Baptist in VA; Landmark Baptist in WV; Emmanuel Baptist Bible in NY; Trinity Baptist in TX; First Baptist and Bible Baptist in CA; and First Bible Baptist in KS. Currently, Jim is working on Gassaway Baptist Church in Gassaway, WV.
Jim and his wife, Sue, have traveled full time in the last 13 years exclusively managing church projects all across America. Jim and Sue are a members of Emmanuel Baptist Bible Church in Martville, NY, and have been involved in all areas of ministry. Jim and Sue enjoy singing praise to the Lord, and Jim is an avid teacher and preacher of God’s word.
Jim has a heart for the local church, and always desires to see the church get the best design for optimal function. His catch phrase is “cost to value” — looking for the least cost to obtain the best value.
Sandy joined Church Development Services in June 2011 to assist CDS with accounting operations and general office management. As an area native, Sandy brought with her an already-established working relationship with many local contractors, architects, engineers, and municipal agencies.
Prior to joining CDS, Sandy has spent her entire career in the field of architecture and construction. Sandy’s first 9 years were spent with Virginia Beach City Public Schools as Administrative Assistant for the Staff Architect, Construction Inspectors, and Project Managers.
In 1983, Sandy joined a local architect in private practice, and over the next 30 years, helped to establish and grow the firm. Beginning as a secretary, Sandy quickly moved up the ladder assuming the position of Office Manager, and, eventually, Assistant to the President. Being named an associate in the firm as well as a minority stockholder soon followed.
In past years, Sandy served as a Teen Youth Group Leader for Pembroke Manor United Church of Christ coordinating activities and helping teens understand and build a closer relationship with God as they faced life’s everyday challenges.
Al is a registered architect with over thirty years of extensive and varied architectural experience, having designed over 5 million square feet of space in his career. At the completion of a seven-year enlistment in the US Navy aboard nuclear submarines, Mr. Carver attended and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree in 1974. Recent church designs would include the design of Harvest Outreach, a 25,000 SF contemporary worship space in Virginia Beach, the construction and renovation of the Epicenter Ministries building in Portsmouth, a new fellowship hall to the historic Old Donation Episcopal Church as well as many other church projects.
Al is also very experienced in project administration and management, having been the Staff Architect for Virginia Beach City Public Schools in Virginia Beach, Virginia and as the Albemarle County Capital Projects Coordinator. He was responsible for the development of project budgets and schedules, approval and monitoring of all CIP expenditures, selection of Architect/Engineer consultants, review of construction plans and specifications for accuracy and for compliance with established programs and budgets.
Al is semi-retired moving toward retirement and helps Church Development Services in a consulting capacity.
As Director of Construction, Doug brings over 30 years of experience as a General Contractor, Construction Manager, and estimator. In the last five years, Doug has been a part of over 50 million dollars of church construction.
Graduating from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Business Administration, Doug’s organizational skills add value to every job we manage. Doug came to Church Development Services as a result of his brother, a local Pastor, recognizing CDS’ ministry in expanding the Kingdom.
Doug is a long-time member of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife of 35 years, Patti (also a graduate of Oral Roberts). Doug and Patti have been blessed with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
With over 16 years and over 1,000,000 square feet of design experience, God led Everette to join the CDS architectural team in November 2011. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Everette spent the first eight years of his career working as a draftsman in commercial, governmental and military design with an international architectural and engineering firm based in Norfolk, VA.
Everette later accepted a position and was promoted to partner status with an architectural firm that focused primarily on Christian Church design. For almost 10 years, Everette managed commercial projects, from the construction drawings phase through construction administration and completion, with budgets ranging from $500,000 to $10 million. Everette has a passion for taking a client’s schematic plans and bringing that vision to life in a finished product.
Everette is a Care Group/Life Group leader at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk, VA where he has been a member for the last 17 years. Everette met and later married Tonya Marie (formerly Mundy) at Calvary Revival Church. God has blessed them with a beautiful son, Joseph Benjamin, who was born in August 2009.
While a dedicated reader of the Bible, Everette also enjoys other notable books of influence such as My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, and Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
Everette graduated with a degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1992. He is a registered architect and holds a current NCARB certification.