Meet Our New Directors

STEMM is excited to announce that we are getting two new directors!  They both start their new careers on September 10th, 2018.  Michele Dettmann will be our US Executive Director and Zachary McClelland will be our Tanzania In-Country Director. 


Michele is from Sac City Iowa, home to the “world’s largest popcorn ball”.  She grew up in a rural area between Lytton and Sac City graduating in 1972.  She then graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Sioux City in 1975.  She was married to Rick Suggitt from 1976-1999 when the Lord called him home to heaven.

Her life has been blessed with 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren.   Michele’s parents have been married for 70 years and are a great example of faith for she and her family.

Michele married Dana in June of 2014.  Her career in nursing has included emergency room, family practice and school nursing.  The last 14 years she was the Quality Manager at Loring Hospital.

Michele is so excited about this opportunity to serve God as the people of Tanzania are served.  She wishes that God blesses you in your daily work.


Zack was born and raised in Georgia with two brothers. He attended Clemson University, and after graduating in Business in 2015, has worked in a variety of environments and industries to prepare him for this role.

He most recently was in Uganda working in finance for Samaritan’s Purse. In addition to supporting the department, he created a “process flow” to retain institutional knowledge, increase performance and communication, organize the department, and lessen the learning curve of future staff.

Zack first visited Africa in 2006, traveling to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. He returned in 2008 and 2011 to Zambia where he volunteered at a children’s home run by Global Samaritans. He has longed to work in the international relief and development field and is grateful for the opportunity to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those around him.

Zack brings his business acumen and a heart to serve others in a Christ-like manner to STEMM.