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.

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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Steve & Kayla Binnquist, YWAM San Francisco

Steve and Kayla have been working with YWAM San Francisco since 2004 and 2010 respectively, and together they lead Restoration Initiatives, a ministry dedicated to restoring, empowering, and serving residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

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Kelsey Verrill, YWAM San Francisco

Kelsey serves with YWAM San Francisco in the Discipleship Training School, while also coordinating YWAM's food pantry program, which provides food for over 300 households in the Tenderloin.

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