Dave Nothhelfer, CHAI

Before serving internationally, Dave worked in marine ecology, biotech, and organic farming. He came to faith in 2001 and is now fundraising to serve in the Philippines with CHAI (Community Hopes Alternatives, Inc.).

Together with CHAI, Dave is hoping to start a missional movement for Jesus among the Filipino poor — discipling the lost, raising up leaders, and transforming marginalized communities to reach their God-given potential. CHAI seeks to do this through implementing programs which address the root causes of poverty, including literacy and educational support, nutrition and organic farming, and values and leadership training.

Dave is currently fundraising in the U.S. in partnership with the New Horizons Foundation. His project is called Empowering Communities of Hope Project, and you can visit the project’s page to donate toward it.

If you’d like to learn more about Dave’s ministry, please email him.

Meet Our Missionaries

Learn about some of our other Local Missionaries serving in the Bay Area.

Jason & Justine Martinez, YWAM San Francisco

Jason is the Director of Operations at YWAM San Francisco, and Justine is the HR Director at Because Justice Matters (an extension ministry of YWAM). They also both serve on their organizations' leadership teams.

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Ruthie Kim, Because Justice Matters

In 2008, Ruthie founded Because Justice Matters, reaching women facing sexual exploitation, domestic violence, drug addiction, and chronic homelessness.

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Celeste Vural, Cru

Celeste currently serves as part of Cru's Creative One Media Team, which creates beautiful visuals to help Cru staff more effectively communicate the Gospel.

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