Susan Ritchie
Founder, Executive Director
Twitter: @susanrit

In 2000, Susan Ritchie travelled to North Korea as an interpreter with a Canadian fact-finding delegation. On her trip, she encountered a nursing mother, Kim Soon Nyo, who didn’t have enough food to feed her twins. As a mother with an infant son herself, Susan was deeply moved and made a commitment in her heart to serve the Lord in North Korea. On her return to Vancouver, she along with a few volunteers, launched First Steps and have been helping mothers in North Korea ever since.


Joanne Cho
Communications Coordinator


Kayla Black
Programs Coordinator


Mary Amendt
Regional Coordinator, Alberta