Bruce Sonnenberg

As founder and Executive Director of HIV, Bruce began with a support group of three hurting HIV+ people in 1990. He has participated in the International Conferences on AIDS in Berlin, Yokohama, Bangkok, Toronto, Mexico City, and Washington DC; co-hosted “The 700 Clubʼs” one hour TV special, “Living With AIDS; contributed to and been interviewed by major magazines, TV, and radio; been a plenary speaker at national Christian HIV/AIDS conferences in Moscow, Russia; Washington DC; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hanoi, Vietnam; Belize City, Belize; Kampala, Uganda, and many others. From 2000 to 2014 Bruce was the 5th District Commissioner on the Housing & Community Services Commission of Orange County; Bruce has served on numerous Christian and community organizations such as Youth for Christ of the Desert (1976-78 founder), Families Forward of Irvine (founder, 1984-88), and the Orange County Rescue Mission (1982-92) and others.

Presently, Bruce serves on the boards of Paul Ai Ministries, Hampton, Virginia; and Childrenʼs AIDS Fund International based in Washington DC. Bruce was Senior Pastor and Founder of the Village Church of Irvine from 1982 to 2007. Bruce is married to Joni for 47 years and has 11 grandchildren and one great-child. Lake Forest, CA

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