During his last semester at Cornell University in 1986, Stefan Radelich met Jesus Christ in a very personal and powerful way. Immediately he knew everything in his life would change – ambitions, dreams, goals – desiring to follow the One who rescued him.
After a year-long missionary journey to southern Africa in 1988, where he met his soon-to-be 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 Radeliches 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 his daily “hour with the world” on the Harvest program, Stefan’s present role as the Executive Director of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry brings the greatest sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.
Feed the Hungry is a Christian relief organization dedicated to empowering the local church to reach their communities with the love of Christ in times of crisis. Founded in 1987 by Dr. Lester Sumrall, Feed The Hungry has distributed over one hundred and sixty-five million dollars of food and relief supplies through local churches in eighty-four nations of the world to people caught in the grip of famine, drought, flood, war and natural disaster.
Stefan and his wife, Alta, have four children and reside in Bristol, Indiana.