Kim & Jamie Arpin-Ricci are the founding directors of YWAM Urban Ministries Winnipeg. They live with their son Micah in a community house in the heart of the neighbourhood where they serve. They work alongside community leaders, church members and local volunteers, providing leadership, mentoring and partnership in serving God in their community. Other YWAM staff are welcome to serve with them, as have many wonderful missionaries over the last 10 years. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing team, please contact us here.
In addition to co-director, Kim serves as the director of all training programs for the ministry, including the Peace & Justice Internship and the Mission Adventures program. Jamie serves as co-director, as well as pastor of Little Flowers Community (a church plant partnership between YWAM & Mennonite Church Manitoba) and director of the Chiara House initiative. He is also a speaker and author, with books including “The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis & Life in the Kingdom” (InterVaristy Press, 2011) and “Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick” (Paraclete Press, 2015).
Both Kim and Jamie Arpin-Ricci are available for teaching and speaking opportunities. Click here for more details.
For a full bio and information about support them in their ministry, please visit their personal site found here.
Brenda Allen was born in Kempton Park, South Africa, but at the age of 7 moved to Winkler, MB. She graduated in June 2010 and that September began her Justice DTS here in Winnipeg, which took her to Mexico for outreach. Four years later, she joined our staff to continue to serve in the West End.
She has served with our Mission Adventures program and many other aspects of ministry. Her passion is to work to end human trafficking.