Executive Director, Missionary
David Brickner is executive director of Jews for Jesus. David oversees the world-wide ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. He has authored several books, and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live. David’s daughter, Ilana is a recent graduate of Biola. His son, Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife, Shaina, have one daughter, Nora, which makes David part of the grandparent club, a membership he is very proud of. See more here.
Children and Youth Ministry Director, Missionary
David “Moose” Garrett and his wife, Kathleen, have been involved with Jews for Jesus since 1975 and have served on staff since 1981. David oversees our Children and Youth Ministry at the international headquarters in San Francisco. Kathleen keeps in touch with Jews for Jesus supporters by thanking and praying with them. The Garretts have two married daughters, Virginia (Joshua) and Monica (Noah) and two little friends (grandsons), Simeon (2015) and Malachi (2017).
Director of Communications, Missionary
Susan Perlman is one of the co-founders of Jews for Jesus. Susan is the associate executive director of Jews for Jesus and also director of communications for the organization. She also serves as the editor in chief of ISSUES, their evangelistic publication for Jewish seekers. She left a career track in New York City to help launch Jews for Jesus in San Francisco in the early 1970s. See more here.
Scholar in Residence, Missionary
Rich Robinson is a veteran missionary and senior researcher at the San Francisco headquarters of Jews for Jesus. Rich has written several books on Jewishness and Jesus, and he received his Ph.D. in biblical studies and hermeneutics from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1993.
Newsletter Editor, Missionary
Ruth Rosen, daughter of Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen, is a staff writer and editor with Jews for Jesus. Her parents raised her with a sense of Jewishness as well as "Jesusness." Ruth has a degree in biblical studies from Biola College in Southern California and has been part of our full-time staff since 1979. She's toured with Jewish gospel drama teams and participated in many outreaches. She writes and edits quite a few of our evangelistic resources, including many broadside tracts. One of her favorites is, "Who Needs Politics." Ruth also helps other Jewish believers in Jesus tell their stories. That includes her father, whose biography she authored in what she says was "one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life." For details, or to order your copy of Called to Controversy the Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus, click here. Or click here for a video desription of the biography. For the inside story and "extras" about the book, check out our Called to Controversy Facebook page. Ruth also writes shorter "faith journey" stories in books like Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician as well as in booklets like From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home, which you can download for free here. She edits the Jews for Jesus Newsletter and RealTime for Christians who want to pray for our ministry and our missionaries. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys writing fiction and playing with her dog, Annie, whom she "rescued" from a shelter. Ruth says, "Some people say that rescue dogs have issues, and that is probably true. If dogs could talk, they'd probably say that people have issues, and that is probably even more true. I'm glad that God is in the business of rescuing people, (and dogs) despite—or maybe because of—all our issues." You can follow Ruth Rosen on facebook or as RuthARosen on twitter.
Matt Sieger is the editor of ISSUES: A Messianic Jewish Perspective. ISSUES is our publication for Jewish people who are willing to consider the question, Who is Jesus? Matt also writes blogs, articles, and reviews for our publications and has edited the book, Stories of Jews for Jesus.
Executive Assistant to the Director, Missionary
Steve Wertheim is a missionary and executive assistant to the executive director of Jews for Jesus. Steve’s father is a Holocaust survivor, originally from Germany. Many of the Wertheim family have come to faith in the Lord and have had a part in the Jews for Jesus ministry. Steve’s wife Janie, who is also a Jewish believer, has written some of the children’s materials used by Jews for Jesus. His son-in-law, Toby, heads up the group’s IT department and his brother, Rob, is a missionary in the San Francisco branch of Jews for Jesus.
Alan Bond is a senior missionary at the San Francisco branch of Jews for Jesus. Alan has a master's degree in Missiology with an emphasis in Jewish Studies from Fuller School of World Mission. He led the Chicago branch work for many years before his move in 2014 to the San Francisco Bay Area. Alan and his wife, Lyn have two children: Asher and Bethany.
Melissa Weinisch is a missionary with Jews for Jesus based in San Francisco. While an associate staff member of the organization, she took part in and eventually ran their West Coast children and youth ministry camps. She is now the West Coast Director of Children and Youth Ministry. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University. Melissa’s parents are also on staff with Jews for Jesus as missionaries in New York.
Rob Wertheim is a senior missionary serving with the San Francisco branch of Jews for Jesus. He has been on staff since 1988 and has participated in and led several outreaches during that time. Rob’s father and mother are Holocaust survivors, originally from Germany and are also believers in Jesus. His wife, Sandy, is a Jewish believer as well. However, she is the only one in her family that knows the Lord. Rob and Sandy have three grown children, Saul, Rose and Josh.
Church Relations Scheduling Agent
Heather is deeply committed to her relationship with God, family & friends as well as her ministry within Jews for Jesus. “Being in Church Relations, representing the works of God’s chosen people is a unique and rewarding career path.”
Calling Area NYC Branch, CT, NH, MA, ME, PA and Vermont.
Church Relations Scheduling Agent, Minister
Eric Bennett is a kosher-hearted Gentile who has served the Lord in our Church Relations department since 1998. He works out of his home near Sacramento, CA. Eric and his wife, Kathy, were married in 2001 at Disneyland. They are blessed with one daughter, Erica, born in 2004. Eric first rubbed shoulders with Jews for Jesus in 1995 when our founder, Moishe Rosen, spoke at a chapel service at the seminary he was attending, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in MA. Having majored in Drama in college, he is thrilled to share Christ in the Passover each spring.
Calling Area AK, IA, MI, MN, Eastern MT, ND, OH, SD, UT, WI, and WY.
Church Relations Scheduling Agent
David is a Jewish believer and is passionate to see others come to faith in Yeshua. He currently schedules our speakers in Northern California primarily and in other parts of the US.
Calling Area North American Director, SF Branch, N. California and N. Nevada