Glen Trematore, CEO & Principal

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.


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