Jerry Glashagel


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I grew up in an entrepreneurial family where we valued curiosity, initiative, teamwork and community.

For 50 years I’ve had the good fortune to be able to work with great people in the non-profit and business communities in the USA, India and Russia.  Together we’ve learned to listen first and to lead by serving.

Teachers and students at the University of Illinois, Yale Divinity School, and Cal Tech were my early models and friends.  The YMCA of the USA, United Church of Christ, Edgemark Bank group, Global Edge, West Suburban Mental Health Association, Weeping Willow Ranch and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership all provided challenges that helped broaden my perspectives and enrich my understanding of and commitment to relationships. 

In retirement I am privileged to be able to be involved three great causes including the University Y in Champaign/Urbana, the YMCAs in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and uLEAD!


  • University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
    • B.A., 1965 (Liberal Arts – Sociology)
  • Yale University – Divinity School
    • M.Div., 1969