Steve and Patty Karum are members of New Tribes Mission. They live in Sun City, Arizona and their ministry is Regional Member Care for the Southwest United States. Prior to that they worked in Thailand among the Nyaw people in Northeast Thailand. Patty is from Los Angeles, California and Steve is from Chicago, Illinois. They have three children, Steve, Joel, and Laura and nine grandchildren.

Besides the Regional Member Care ministry Steve co-facilitates two workshops for missionaries. Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills and Conflict=Opportunity.  Steve and Patty travel several months every year in their Regional Member Care and the workshops capacity.