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.

Sameh Azab, YWAM San Francisco

Sameh, originally from Egypt, serves as the Director of School of Intercultural Studies at YWAM San Francisco, specializing in training Christians and churches to evangelize unreached peoples, especially the Muslim community in the Bay Area.

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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 the poor in the Philippines with CHAI (Community Hopes Alternatives, Inc.).

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Joanna Clark, Young Life San Francisco

Joanna works with high schoolers through Young Life San Francisco and loves how they ask real questions about life, pretend like they know everything, and are down for pretty much anything.

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