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.

Daniel Lai, Young Life San Francisco

Daniel has been on staff with Young Life San Francisco since 2014, and he dreams of every teenager in San Francisco having the opportunity to meet Jesus.

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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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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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