Ernst G. Schmidt
...Dr. Ernst G. Schmidt - Chief Executive Officer, GDO Corporation
Well known as a most inspirational minister, Dr. Ernst G. Schmidt
, founding pastor of Gloria Dei Church
, Huntingdon Valley, PA, is a creative man who has brought untiring dedication to his
ministry.Dr. Schmidt's powerful philosophies have been a source of rich inspiration to thousands of people who have been motivated by his
uncomplicated approach to successful living.His
"opportunity attitude" and dynamic style have made him a popular speaker and broadcast media guest.Dr. Schmidt's
42 years of dynamic leadership brought in a membership to Gloria Dei Church
that exceeded 4,000.He
also parlayed his
vision for senior care into the development of seven independent-living communities for senior citizens that are affiliated with Gloria Dei:
...In 1999, Dr. Schmidt was named Chief Executive Officer of GDO Corporation, the Huntingdon Valley-based property management and development corporation that supports the Gloria Dei properties.
As one of the foremost authorities on retirement living, Dr. Schmidt
oversees this multi-million dollar organization that provides affordable, independent-living facilities for seniors, regardless of race or creed.
Most recently, Dr. Schmidt
spearheaded the formation of Chase Your Dream Corporation
to explore the potential to build a facility for mothers with young children who need support, guidance and a little time to get back on their feet to become productive members of their communities.The facility is currently in the planning phase as Dr. Schmidt
board search for a property to become the future transitional home for these families.
Prior to his
latest inspirational book, Me - Do I Really Matter, Dr. Schmidt published works entitled Make it Happen! and Choose to Win!.Dr. Schmidt is a 1949 graduate of Olney High School, Philadelphia, PA.He earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Wittenberg College in 1953.
In 1956, he
was presented with an honorary Doctorate Degree from Muhlenberg College