About Us

Angela M. Butcher

Before co-founding Hesed International Missions, Angela served as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge and practiced law at two of the nation’s most prestigious law firms in Washington, DC. In July 2011, Angela turned her long-time passion for children into her full-time mission when she will move to Addis Ababa to open a home for orphaned and at-risk children. While H.I.M. provides children with crucial immediate care, Angela’s ultimate goal is to help children find permanent family homes though reunification whenever possible, and through adoption when appropriate.

Steve Butcher, Sr.

Steve Butcher Sr.Steve Butcher, Sr. is a real estate attorney that has been practicing in the Rochester, New York area since 1981. He is the proud father of three [including Angela, see above] and the doting grandfather of ten.

In November of 2004 he was given the mandate by God to spearhead what would become Amazon River Churches (A.R.C.). He now operates as the executive director of A.R.C.

In the summer of 2010 he received the call to “Africa” and now also operates as the President of Hesed International Missions [H.I.M.]

H.I.M. is currently working with Bishop Samuel and  The Church on the Wings in Mzuzu Malawi.




Scott Butcher

Scott is a fellow director on the board of H.I.M. ,  brother to Steve and uncle to Angela, Scott serves as a trusted counselor, supporter and  friend. He is always there for us and the purposes of God’s kingdom.