Ruthie Kim, Because Justice Matters

Ruthie Kim has been working in San Francisco’s inner city Tenderloin district as part of YWAM since 1999.

Ruthie has broad experience working with women facing sexual exploitation, domestic violence, drug addiction, and chronic homelessness. She founded Because Justice Matters in 2008, with a focus on reaching some of San Francisco’s most needy populations of women through outreach and spiritual support services. She continues to serve as BJM’s Executive Director, while also regularly teaching on Sundays at Reality SF (her teachings here.)

Ruthie is married to Brian, and they have two boys. They love SF and are deeply committed to raising their family here.

You can connect with Ruthie by emailing her. And if you’d like to financially support her ministry, visit ywamsanfrancisco.org/give, select your payment method, and denote “Ruthie Kim” for the donation.

Meet Our Missionaries

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

Jonathan Newman, Athletes in Action

Jonathan Newman serves in Athletes in Action at UC Berkeley, helping student athletes grow and thrive in their faith and equipping them to make disciples.

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Sameh Azab, Crescent Project

Sameh, originally from Egypt, serves as the SF Coordinator for Crescent Project, whose mission is to inspire, equip, and serve the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus.

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Heiko Timm, YWAM San Francisco

Originally from Berlin, Heiko Timm serves with YWAM San Francisco as the Outreach Director, training visiting junior high and high school students in how to share the love of Jesus.

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