Ken Rustrum is the founder and President of Vituramis. The mission of Vituramis is to provide software and cloud services to ministries around the world. This ministry was created to fill a glaring need in the missional world, the ability to organize logistically with the tools needed to do ministry and do it well.
Ken started in ministry at the campus of California State University Long Beach (CSULB). As a part of CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), he went on short term missions projects, led Bible studies and discipleships. After that Ken and his wife, Amy, took over the ministry at CSULB. Ken and Amy, following God’s leading, decided to join the full time staff of CRU where they served for 6 years.
In Cru, Ken led the Destino movement, eventually taking over leadership over the Northern California region as a Missional Team Leader. Ken also helped to start two long-term international partnerships in El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic for the purpose of starting and fostering missionary sending ministries in these host countries. These involved leading pioneering summer projects to these locations, recruiting, developing project participants, strategic planning, operational planning and execution, conducting outreaches and developing relationships with in-country staff and leadership. Throughout his ministry experience, Ken developed a range of skills including public speaking and Biblical exegesis, fundraising, organizational planning, motivating and utilizing volunteers as well as various ministry skills. In 2010, Ken and Amy Rustrum were led to leave CRU staff and start a new ministry. The result was the birth of Vituramis.
Through friends at Dynamic Church Planting International, Ken learned about church planting and its importance in the Great Commission. As a result, he became passionate about both church planting and ministry starting. The Church Planting Maniac was started to be voice of encouragement and advice to Spiritual Entrepreneurs everywhere.
Ken has been married to Amy for nearly 23 years, and has two daughters who amaze him every day. Outside of work, Ken’s favorite activities include family, friendships, massive reading, writing gibberish, laughing, and rooting for several sports teams that never seem to win.