FOSTERING CHRISTIAN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Stacie Glaspey, Consultant for Operations
Stacie Glaspey has served in various teaching and administrative positions in the Christian, non-profit and education sectors for the last 17 years. She was accepted to the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program and taught English in public schools and community classes in Fukuoka, Japan. Upon returning to the States, she worked as Operations Assistant for the Japan Society of Northern California in San Francisco for two years.
Stacie then felt the Lord’s leading to begin a career focused in the ministry. She worked for Highlands Christian School as an After-Care Teacher for one year, then served as Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant for Peninsula Christian Fellowship for five years. Before joining the CFGE staff, she served for 5 years as the Spiritual Formation Department Administrator/Executive Assistant for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Stacie also teaches private one-on-one ESL classes for Japanese students living in the Bay Area, serving as a community connector for them as well as teacher.
Stacie has been active in volunteer Christian ministry since her early years. She has been involved in Worship Arts performances since age 4 and has sung in choirs and on worship teams throughout her life. She served in the MPPC Chancel Choir for 3 years and has participated in dramatic musical outreaches with Abundant Life Christian Fellowship and New Beginnings Community Church. She has also served as a Spiritual Mentor for women and teacher for the Confident Kids Program, a recovery support group for children experiencing difficult family situations.
Stacie received her B.A. in East Asian Studies from Dickinson College in 1993. She also completed an intensive Japanese immersion summer session at the University of Oregon. Stacie’s interest in international ministry was sparked during her time living in Japan and being actively involved in her church there, Kurume Seisho Kyokai. Her heart’s passion is to see lives throughout the globe transformed by the love and redemptive grace of Jesus.
Roger W. Sterner, President
Roger Sterner has served in various management positions in the international education field for the last 35 years. He worked for over five and a half years for one of the largest and oldest international education institutions, The Experiment In International Living and School for International Training (now called World Learning). There he served as the Director of the Western Regional Office in San Francisco, as a Field Marketing Manager for their Summer Abroad program, and as an Educational Marketing Consultant.
Roger also worked for four years as the Director of Admissions and Operations for North America for the American College of Switzerland, an international college located in Leysin, Switzerland. Other senior management positions have included: Director of Enrollment Management for Teikyo Loretto Heights University (a Japanese-owned international university in Denver, CO), and Director of Marketing for the INTRAX English Institute in San Francisco, CA.
In addition, Roger developed his own consulting firm, R.W. Sterner & Associates, that has provided international educational program development and marketing services to clients such as: Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA), Semester At Sea, The American College of Switzerland, The Experiment In International Living, and Youth For Understanding. In 2006-2007, Roger worked as a Senior Consultant for Professional & Educational Services International (PESI) to design, develop and market two new study abroad programs for Christian undergraduate students that were hosted at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Roger has also been active in volunteer Christian ministry for over 16 years at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now called Menlo Church) in the areas of missions, small group ministry and congregational care. He volunteered for three years in the Friendship Visitation Ministry providing companionship and prayer support for a 95-year-old man in a nursing home, and also served for over ten years on the both the Europe and Middle East Global Outreach (GO) Teams. In addition, Roger completed two 3-year terms as a Deacon at Menlo Church providing leadership and congregational care for the members of his region. Roger is also currently supported by his church as a Member in Mission for his work with the Center for Faith & Global Education.
Roger received a B.A. degree in Geography with highest honors from Sonoma State University in January of 1980. Roger began his involvement with international education as a student with Chapman College’s World Campus Afloat Program (now called Semester At Sea). During his two shipboard semesters in 1970 and 1971, he traveled to and conducted field studies in 25 countries throughout the world. He also received the program’s Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for the 1970 Fall Semester.
Marlene R. Sterner, Vice-President for Finance & Development
Marlene has served in various management positions in corporate finance for the last 35 years working for large multinational companies in the engineering, telecommunications, high tech and pharmaceutical industries including: Bechtel Power Corporation, US West, Inc., Fujitsu American, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Intel Corporation, Roche Palo Alto, and OpenTV. She also served as a manager and consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick, a “Big 4” Public Accounting firm in Denver, CO.
Focusing on the area of Corporate Taxation, Marlene has a broad range of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and the organizational development of staff. Much of her tax work has been in the area of regulatory compliance where she has been frequently recognized for her process reengineering skills that have produced new models for increasing productivity and improving the outcomes of highly complex and detailed reporting procedures.
Marlene also has valuable volunteer experience in the nonprofit field having served for six years on the Finance and Audit Committee of Lytton Gardens, a nonprofit, senior retirement community in Palo Alto, CA and served as the Treasurer for the League of Woman Voters of Southern San Mateo County, CA.
Marlene has been active in volunteer Christian ministry for over 11 years at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now called Menlo Church) in the areas of missions, congregational care, and women’s ministries. She has served with her husband, Roger, on the Europe Global Outreach (GO) Team since 2000, and joined the Middle East GO-Team in 2007 and Local GO-Team in 2010. She has also served for two 3-year terms as a Deacon at Menlo Church.
Marlene also has a strong interest in international ministry and has participated in several mobilizing and training courses, seminars, special events, and two regional conferences for Christian Arab students in Jordan and Egypt. Her particular interest is in the area of international women's issues and she has been actively involved with the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition and served as the Treasurer for their Freedom Summit conference that was held in January of 2011 in Fremont, CA and was attended by over 1,500 people.
Marlene received her B.A. degree in Business Administration with honors from Wayne State College in April 1974, and earned her MBA from Golden Gate University in 1984.