Booker Vance

Booker Steven Vance

Pastor at St. Stephen

Location:
1301 N. B room Street, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Company:
St. Stephen
HQ Phone:
(302) 652-7623

General Information

Experience

Policy Director  - Faith Lutheran Church

Education

BA  - Business Economics , 

Masters of Divinity  - Lutheran School of Theology

Affiliations

Board Member  - Advocate hospitals

Recent News  

Rev. Booker Steven Vance
Rev. Booker Steven Vance Pastor Booker Vance Policy Director revvance@faithinplace.org 312-733-4640 Ext. 119 Rev. Booker Steven Vance joined Faith in Place in February 2015 as the Policy Director working to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Illinois' implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. He seeks to communicate a vision for environmental justice for all communities by affecting change at the policy level. Originally from Houston, Texas, he attend Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg, Kansas and graduated in 1980 with a BA in Business Economics. He received his Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1986 and served as Pastor of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Southside of Chicago for over 27 years. He has extensive experience in faithful advocacy and ecumenical community organizing, including work with Healthy Communities, Urban Gardening, Walmart Good Jobs Campaign, Fight for 15, SOUL (South Side Organized for Unity and Liberation) and HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiatives. He is the proud father of two young men and the grandfather of three.

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Chicago's Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), led by Rev. Booker Vance of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, is an interdenominational group committed to "occupying the hood" against foreclosures and providing a welcoming community to citizens returning from prison.
My home church, Trinity United Church of Christ, has taken on the issue of restorative justice in the local school system.

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