Sylvia Kamande, Because Justice Matters

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Sylvia Kamande previously served with YWAM for 6 years (mostly in Chile).

In 2016, She began serving with Because Justice Matters in the Tenderloin to pursue her passion of helping break the cycle of fear, violence, and hopelessness which many women and girls experience in San Francisco. Sylvia believes that as they continue to see themselves as image-bearers of Christ, these women and girls will discover that they are powerful beyond measure. She is currently part of the team supporting the Mother’s Wellness program at BJM. 

You can connect with Sylvia by emailing her. And if you’d like to financially support her ministry, visit, select your payment method, and denote “Sylvia Kamande” for the donation.

Meet Our Missionaries

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

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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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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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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