Interim UK Director
Richard is a UK based-Jewish believer in Jesus (Yeshua) who has served with the Church's Ministry among the Jewish people (CMJ) and as UK Director of Jews for Jesus. He became a believer in Jesus in 1974 from a Liberal (Reform) Jewish background. He taught Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at All Nations Christian College, UK, and was Academic Dean and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is a past President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA). His PhD was supervised by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok and is published as Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology: A Constructive Approach (2009). He is now Senior Researcher with Jews for Jesus, and spends his time writing, teaching, training, mentoring and drinking coffee in UK, Israel and around the world. His most recent book “Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies” (Wipf and Stock, 2017) is a timely contribution to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. He is married to Monica, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus, and has two children and three grandchildren. my story
Director of Evangelism and Public Relations
London born and bred, Julia first worked with Jews for Jesus as a volunteer, playing her guitar at special events such as our annual Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) service. She joined our staff in 2004
After Ziggy completed his post-doctoral studies in mathematics, a friend invited him to church, where he completed a course called Christianity Explored." Ziggy then read Mark's gospel and wondered: "Have I found the Messiah?" But he reasoned, "How can I accept Jesus as the Messiah when the rabbis have been rejecting him for the last two thousand years?" After reading the life story of Stan Telchin, Betrayed, Ziggy realized it was possible to be Jewish and believe in Jesus! When he pored over the prophesies in the Hebrew Scriptures, he became convinced that Jesus was indeed Israel's promised Messiah. Ziggy joined Jews for Jesus as a full-time missionary in 2009.
I was born into a Christian family in Ecuador. My faith in Jesus as my saviour supports me in my daily life. I started volunteering with Jews for Jesus UK in November 2011 and was offered the position of accountant in May 2013.
I was raised in a Christian home. My mother is a Pastor. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 19 and at Loughborough University where I studied International Relations with French and Spanish. I worked in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster for several years. I also did a Masters in International Development with Modern Hebrew at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London. I now work for Jews for Jesus as Development Manager.
I was brought up in London in a Jewish family and became a believer in Jesus in 1982. I worked in administration in several major companies. I work full time at Jews for Jesus as the office administrator and I am married to Viv.