Steven Perry graduated from Azusa Pacific University (’75) with a B.A. in Religion where he met and fell in love with his wife of over forty years, Susie. After Steve and Susie got engaged, Steve learned he was marrying into a family of great capacity and wealth. This would become a major struggle that was later chronicled in the book, “Living with Wealth without Losing your Soul.”
Steve served as Senior Pastor at Mission Lutheran Church (’84-’96), in Laguna Niguel, CA where Steve and Susie began developing their life philosophy and the theology for living generously as stewards of God. After years of faithful service as a pastor, Steve and Susie sensed God calling Steve into full-time philanthropy in support of the Church and others who could grow from their mentoring and financial support.
In 1996, Steve co-founded the National Christian Foundation California (NCF), and in 2003, Steve and Susie founded Sacred Harvest Foundation. Sacred Harvest Foundation became the outlet for their creative thinking and generous spirit. The organization’s team serves non-profits and churches in Orange County, CA; Maui, HI; and Mindanao, Philippines. For more than a decade, Sacred Harvest has helped to increase the capacity and impact of organizations within their network in order to develop a flourishing spiritual environment where people can prosper, all for the glory of God.