STEVE
Chief Executive Officer

MEET STEVE TRADER

I was born in Wilmington, Delaware to wonderful Christian parents. Our family had its share of struggles, but hard work and faith-based values were always a trademark. Many things shaped my early years, none more than a strong awareness that God had His hand on my life. 

Before I graduated from Widener University, I began what would be a blessed 23-year career at a large pharmaceutical company. Then in 2005, God called my wife Barb and I to plant Trinity Community Church just outside of Wilmington Delaware where we served for the next 14 years. During this time, I also became very active within the Adult & Teen Challenge U.S.A. network. I served on the Board in Pennsylvania for seven years, then served on the U.S.A. National Office Board for nearly 4 years. 

Late in 2018, I began to sense God had another calling for our lives and He made it clear that it was to come and work within the Global Teen Challenge organization.  

I have been blessed to be married to Barb for 31 years. She teaches children with special needs in the public school system. We have two amazing daughters, Hannah and Stephanie.