Ron Strand along with his wife, Kathy started the Upper Room in 2009. Ron is no stranger to ministry. From 1977 to 1981 he served as the college & career pastor at Calvary Chapel of Whittier.  In 1986 the Strand’s started Calico Building Services, which has over 500 employees in multiple states.  From 1990 to 1999 Ron served as the worship leader at a church in the City of Orange, California.  In 2012 Ron  started, and continues to lead a monthly men’s group called. He has served on the board of directors of several faith-based, non-profit organizations. 

Ron began a weekly livestream show on 2020, now called “REAL TALK with Ron Strand”, which airs weekly on the Upper Room Presents media platform.  

In March 2022, Ron & Kathy celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. They have 3 adult daughters, and two son’s-in law. The Strands make their home in Laguna Niguel, California.   

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