Steve Strand

Ministry Facilitator

Steve and his wife Ruth lead the Western New York District of the Wesleyan Church Urban Advocacy Ministry. The Ministry of Urban Advocacy serves to strengthen the church, to welcome newcomers and long-time residents into vital faith communities. This includes the long stream of immigrants and neighbors who have moved in over many years as well as recent refugees from countries such as Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Sudan and Somalia.

Steve and Ruth served in ministry in Costa Rica for many years and most recently co-pastored a Wesleyan Church in Jamestown, NY before launching the Urban Advocacy Ministry.