Dave Nothhelfer, CHAI

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

Together with CHAI, Dave is hoping to start a missional movement for Jesus among the poor in the Philippines— 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.

Udom Setthaya, YWAM San Francisco

Originally from Thailand, Udom Setthaya serves with YWAM San Francisco through the Restoration Initiatives Ministry, which serves, restores, empowers, and disciples residents in the Tenderloin.

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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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Brooke & Karen Butler, Athletes in Action

Since 2014, Brooke and Karen Butler have served at UC Berkeley with Athletes in Action, where they love ministering to college students because of their zeal and potential to impact their teams and world for Christ.

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