Grace Point Church Goes to Tijuana

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Christopher Stender is an immigration attorney based in Southern California. Outside the office, Christopher Stender performs volunteer work at Grace Point Church.

Grace Point Church, a non-denominational institution located in San Diego, has a strong focus on community service. The church hosts a number of events and fundraisers each year, with additional programs and groups available for both young and adult members. Options range from serving food to the homeless on holidays to more creative opportunities, such as spreading the faith through the media.

Along with local events, the church sponsors a number of missions to foreign countries, among them the annual mission trip to nearby Tijuana, Mexico. There, Grace Point volunteers partner with the Centro Shalom Church to help those living in poverty. Participants will often have one-on-one time with the children in the area for faith lessons and activities to help establish a positive relationship and provide the locals with necessities such as food and backpacks.


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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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