Senior Leadership

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Rabbi Itzhak Shapira

Shaliach Tzibbur

Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel.

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Rabbi Steven A. Bernstein

Head of Department of Theology

Rabbi Bernstein is the Rabbi at Aydat HaDerekh Messianic Synagogue in Fort Myers, FL.

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Pastor Matt McKeown

Pastoral Supervision

Pastor Matt McKeown is the Associate Pastor at the UBIC in Holly Hill, FL. 

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Dr. Douglas A. Wheeler

Shuvu College

Dr. Wheeler has an earned Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology and an earned Th.D. from Florida Theological Seminary.

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Eldad Keynan

Instructor of Jewish History

Eldad Keynan was born in Israel and has a M.A. on Jewish History from Haifa University. 

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Pastor Raul Rubio

President of Shuvu Spanish

Pastor Raul Rubio is founder the Yovel Messianic Foundation in Bogota, Colombia.

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Pastor Emanuel Mirenda

President of Shuvu Italian

Emanuel is founder of the Institute of the Judecca Andriese in Andria, Italy

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Heather Tsitsi Masiyiwa

President of Shuvu Africa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur devoted to empowering young people in Africa.

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Moreh Oleg Hazin

President of Shuvu Russian

Oleg Hazin serves as the head of Kehilat Derec and Emet in Ashdod, Israel.

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Rabbi Emmanuel Rodriguez-Perez

President of Shuvu French

Emmanuel serves as Rabbi of Messianic Synagogue El-Bethel in Paris, France.

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Tsadok Ben Derech

President of Shuvu Portuguese

Tsadok Ben Derech serves as the head of B’enei Or in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Leaders by Country

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Daniel Rodrigo

Shuvu Sri Lanka

Daniel and his family have been instrumental in building the first Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Sri Lanka.

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Daniel S.

Shuvu Singapore & Malaysia

Daniel is a founder and pastor at Kehilat Etz Chayim. He has been a Talmid of Yeshivat Shuvu since 2015.

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Andre Widodo

Shuvu Indonesia

Andre has been studying in Yeshivat Shuvu since the yeshiva opened in 2015.

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Daniel & D'vorah Calic

Shuvu Israel

Daniel and D'vorah are founders and directors of Bless Israel Network.

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Benyamin Obadyah

Shuvu Indonesia

Benyamin is the Pastor of Beit El & Shoresh Messianic Fellowship congregations in Jakarta.

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Pastor Joseph John

Shuvu India

Pastor Joseph is the President of Kehilat Bethlechem in Hyderabad, India.

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Ralf Matuzelski

Shuvu Australia

Ralf is the lead elder at Derech HaMashiach on the Gold Coast, Australia. 

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Giborah McDonald

Shuvu United Kingdom

Giborah McDonald with her husband Ian is a Founder and Leader of AlephOmega Ministries.

Staff

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Dylan White

Director of Global Education

Dylan has an advanced degree in Jewish Studies & Hebrew. He currently serves as a teaching assistant (T.A.) to the Shaliach Tzibbur.

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Noah Bearden

Head of Media Production

Noah is a talented video editor and is responsible for all video production and post-production.

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Carlos Mendoza

Web Infrastructure & Design

Carlos is a Web Designer with 10+ years of experience in app/web development.

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Jaxon Edwards

Administrative Assistant & Publishing Manager

Jaxon works as an administrative assistant and manages the creation and publishing of resources.

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Jeff Blumenthal

Head of Software Development

Jeff is a Software Architect with 30+ years of experience in IT architecture and software development.