Ruth Zymkowitz

Vocation: Board Member – Business Manager, Emmanuel Reformed Church

Hometown: Bellflower CA

Background: Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CSU Long Beach, and previously worked in human resources, sales and real estate joint ventures. She has been the business manager at Emmanuel Church since 1992 and also serves in that capacity for the Paramount Care Foundation. Aside from Ruth’s volunteer work with the Valley Christian Schools Business Association, she has assisted in running Valley Christian Schools auction events since 1995.

Family: Ruth and her husband Mike married in 1982 and have two children and two grandchildren. She treasures her family heritage at Emmanuel Church where she and her husband met, where her parents also met and where her grandparents were founding members in 1925.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “My hope is that the Compton Initiative will be leave a mark so deep that the reputation that plagued the City of Compton for decades will be forgotten.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “My favorite thing about a Compton work day is to participate in world relief by serving in a city right next door to me.  I don’t have to travel globally to help.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “The Compton Initiative has helped me realize that the mission God has called us to doesn’t require those in need to join us. A homeowner may help us paint his house or not, and either way, it’s okay. We are there to serve.”

Ruth Zymkowitz

Vocation: Board Member – Business Manager, Emmanuel Reformed Church

Hometown: Bellflower CA

Background: Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CSU Long Beach, and previously worked in human resources, sales and real estate joint ventures. She has been the business manager at Emmanuel Church since 1992 and also serves in that capacity for the Paramount Care Foundation. Aside from Ruth’s volunteer work with the Valley Christian Schools Business Association, she has assisted in running Valley Christian Schools auction events since 1995.

Family: Ruth and her husband Mike married in 1982 and have two children and two grandchildren. She treasures her family heritage at Emmanuel Church where she and her husband met, where her parents also met and where her grandparents were founding members in 1925.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “My hope is that the Compton Initiative will be leave a mark so deep that the reputation that plagued the City of Compton for decades will be forgotten.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “My favorite thing about a Compton work day is to participate in world relief by serving in a city right next door to me.  I don’t have to travel globally to help.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “The Compton Initiative has helped me realize that the mission God has called us to doesn’t require those in need to join us. A homeowner may help us paint his house or not, and either way, it’s okay. We are there to serve.”

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