Meet The Team
Glen joined Church Development Services seven years ago when his father approached him to help sell the business. Believing that God had prepared him for Kingdom expansion, he joined the firm and then took over the business on the passing of his father. Glen was instrumental in growing the firm’s services offering by adding additional service divisions to provide an unparalleled level of service to churches.
Before establishing his church development and expansion ministry, Glen’s career in corporate America was spent in 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 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.
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 the Finance Board Chairman for Young Life Capernaum of Hampton Roads, 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 a member of the Finance Committee and Kurt and Lori are both Small Group Leaders for Children’s Sunday school.
Steve’s history with CDS goes back over 8 years. Steve is a professional church building and capital fundraising consultant and a long time business partner of CDS. Steve left corporate America as VP of Business Development for Healthcare.com in 2000 to follow the Lord’s leading to minister to churches entering into building programs. In 2005, he founded AMI church consulting services, which was acquired by CDS in November of 2010 to become the consulting division of CDS. As part of that acquisition, Steve became a partner in CDS with Glen and Kurt and is in charge of marketing as well as director of consulting services.
Equally at home behind his computer, in a board room, or behind the pulpit, Steve combines God-given experience and wisdom with a plain spoken manner to help churches achieve their vision and mission. Steve is the author of Preparing to Build and Abundant Giving, is a seminar speaker, and has filled many roles in his church, including: administrator, treasurer, building committee chairperson, capital campaign chairperson, and teacher of both adult small groups and Pre-K children.
Steve attends Community Baptist Church with his wife, Candace, and the 5 of 7 sons still at home.
Sandy joined Church Development Services in June 2011 to assist CDS with accounting operations and general office management. As an area native, Sandy has an 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 and Construction Inspectors.
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.
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.