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Meet Glen Peterson: Cityteam President
Glen Peterson has been appointed President of Cityteam. In this capacity, Peterson will lead Cityteam’s operations in all locations and programs nationwide. Patrick Robertson, previous President of Cityteam, retired in late 2016 after faithfully serving the organization for 44 years.
“Glen’s arrival marks an important new chapter at Cityteam,” according to Max Hall, Cityteam’s Chairman of the Board. “After a nationwide search, we selected an outstanding leader to take Cityteam to the next level. Glen is strongly committed to our mission to transform the lives of those struggling with poverty and addiction. In addition, we believe that he will be instrumental in developing a strategic vision and rallying teams of employees, donors, volunteers, churches and corporations to advance our programs and serve even more people in need.”
Glen Peterson brings vast experience in management, finance, operations and strategic planning. A Silicon Valley veteran, Peterson spent the bulk of his industry career as a Senior Vice President at Seagate Technology and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Recently, Peterson felt God’s call to direct his energies to ministry related pursuits. He and his wife (Ruth), along with their three children, are long-time members of Saratoga Federated Church where he has served as Church Treasurer, Elder, and in a variety of other ministry roles. He has also been active in leadership at Bible Study Fellowship. Today, Peterson is living out his faith by serving at Cityteam, with the goal of advancing the ministry and transforming cities.
“I am excited to lead this organization at a time where so many unmet needs exist in our society. I didn’t want to sit on the side lines any more – I wanted to be a part of the solution and encourage others to do the same,” said Peterson. “It’s truly an honor to be part of an organization that has touched the lives of countless people, and I want to recognize the incredible work that was done by my predecessor, Pat Robertson, to make that happen. Together, with faithful donors, volunteers and local partnerships – we have an exciting opportunity to continue to expand the breadth and depth of our services to the most vulnerable residents of the places where we serve.”
Peterson’s tenure comes as the organization is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary.
Cityteam is a leading provider of food, clothing, shelter, and life transformation services in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Chester, and Portland. The organization serves over 500,000 people each year and is privately funded by faithful donors, foundations, churches, and corporations.