Esteven Juarez

City Commissioner

First elected in 2021. Current term expires in 2023.


Esteven Juarez is a life long resident of Kalamazoo. He began getting involved in his community through street ministry efforts in 2008. Since 2013, Esteven has served as one of the lead Pastors at Vanguard Church located within the inner city of Kalamazoo. He is employed at Urban Alliance Inc., a community-based non-profit in which he is the Director of Outreach.  Esteven serves on the Executive Committee of GVI (Group Violence Intervention), a deterrent program to stop gun violence in the greater Kalamazoo area. As an individual who has overcome a difficult and traumatic childhood, Juarez is passionate about collective impact and transformation.

Esteven is married to Ariel Juarez. They are parents to a daughter and two sons whom attend schools in Kalamazoo. He enjoys coaching his sons’ Rocket Football team for Kalamazoo Christian United.