Profile: Stefan Radelich
Position: CEO & President (2005 – Present)
During his last semester at Cornell University in 1986, Stefan experienced a personal and spiritual transformation through Jesus Christ. Immediately he knew everything in his life would change: ambitions, dreams, goals… a desire was born to follow God and serve His people. After a year-long missionary internship in southern Africa in 1988, where he met his wife Alta, Stefan returned to the United States and became an assistant pastor at his local church, serving in that capacity for four years.
The Lord then called Stefan, Alta, and their growing family to Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to sit and study under the leadership of Pastors Billy Joe and Sharon Daugherty. After a time of intensive training, the Radelich’s moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1995 to serve the ministry of Dr. Lester Sumrall. Stefan’s responsibilities at LeSEA have been diverse over the years, formally serving as an associate pastor at Christian Center Cathedral of Praise and as director of World Harvest Ministers Network.
In addition to enjoying “an hour with the world” on the Harvest program daily, Stefan’s present role as the Executive Director of LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry brings a great sense of satisfaction and fulfilment.
“I’m often overcome by the goodness of God… to see first hand how he works through his people to touch the lives of so many around the world each and every day through Feed The Hungry is a dream come true. We’re going to see this ministry increase and explode in impact… it is evident that the Lord has positioned FTH to reach multitudes with the gospel in this generation.”
Stefan Radelich is also one of several co-hosts on the popular morning show THE HARVEST produced by LeSEA Broadcasting and airing on the ACCTV.
Following the untimely passing of former CEO Peter Sumrall in December 2015, Stefan Radelich was unanimously elected to CEO & President of Feed The Hungry in January 2016.
“I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Pete Sumrall for two decades, witnessing
first handhis drive to see souls come to Jesus, and his great compassion for orphaned and vulnerable children.
When we first started working together at Feed The Hungry, the ministry didn’t feed children on an ongoing daily basis. Today there are over 110,000 kids who can “taste and see that the Lord is good”!
Pete left an amazing legacy that will be built upon, starting with the 2016 Feeding Challenge to reach 50,000 more children with food and the Gospel before Christmas 2016.”