HOW FIRST STEPS BEGAN

 

In 2000, Susan Ritchie travelled to North Korea as an interpreter with a Canadian fact-finding delegation. There 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.

 
 

STAFF

 
 

Susan Ritchie
Founder, Executive Director
susan.ritchie@firststepscanada.org
Twitter: @susanrit

 
 

Joanne Cho
Communications Coordinator
joanne.cho@firststepscanada.org

 
 

Kayla Black
Programs Coordinator
kayla.black@firststepscanada.org

 
 

Mary Amendt
Regional Coordinator, Alberta
mary.amendt@firststepscanada.org

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Phil Schafran, Director

Valorie Day, Director

Jackie Lim, Director

Madeline Harden, Director