Glenn was educated at Carnegie-Mellon University in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology as well as Human Learning and Information Processing. Glenn started his career in the giant steel mills around Pittsburgh in 1974. He developed several patents related to steel mill technology and processes which he marketed to the greater steel industry. When the steel industry evaporated in 1986 it took Glenn’s business with it. He then started a construction and contracting business that he maintained until 2005. Glenn has also been an executive recruiter and entrepreneur.
Glenn and his wife Patty have four sons and one adult daughter; all are married and have given them thirteen grandchildren. When his youngest child went off to college in 2004 Glenn heard a strong call to ministry. He was interested in and passionate about urban outreach so he went back to school to get a degree in community ministry from Geneva College. His plans to start an urban business to train and reach out to urban youth took a right turn when he was asked by the Administrative Pastor of Allegheny Center Alliance Church (ACAC) to consider leading the Community outreach and development of ACAC. He took the position and subsequently became ordained in the C&MA at the request of the church. He was later appointed as the first Mission Pastor of ACAC.
Glenn has served as the Missions pastor at ACAC since 2009 and serves in leadership roles for the Western PA district and national offices of the C&MA.