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 graduate of Biola. His son Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife Shaina have one daughter, Nora, and a son, Levy, 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 at the international headquarters in San Francisco since 1981. Currently, David is the Children and Youth Ministry Director and Kathleen serves in the Development Department. The Garretts have two married daughters, Virginia (Joshua) and Monica (Noah) and three little friends (grandsons): Simeon, Malachi and Eli.
Chief Partnership Officer
Susan Perlman works with like-minded mission agencies, messianic congregations, churches, associations and theological institutions for purpose of establishing strategic partnerships so that they can do more to bless Jewish people with the good news of Yeshua than they can do alone. She also serves as First Assistant to executive director David Brickner. One of the co-founders of Jews for Jesus, Susan also serves on their Executive Leadership Team.
Arielle Randle was raised in a Messianic Jewish home. Originally from New York City, she studied theater and worked in that field before coming onto the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus along with her husband, David, in 2012. After serving as a missionary in the Chicago branch for five years, Arielle relocated to ministry headquarters in San Francisco to prepare for a role as Director of Communications, which she was formally appointed to in 2018. Arielle's husband David is the San Francisco Branch Leader, and they have one young daughter named Yael.
Scholar in Residence, Missionary
Rich has been on staff since 1978. He has served at several Jews for Jesus branches and was a pianist and songwriter with their music team, the Liberated Wailing Wall. He is now at the San Francisco headquarters, where he conducts research, writes and edits as the senior researcher. He is author of the books Christ in the Sabbath and The Day Jesus Did Tikkun Olam: Jewish Values and the New Testament, and co-author of Christ in the Feast of Pentecost. Rich received his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1978 and a 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 wrote and/or edited quite a few of our evangelistic resources. She has also helped 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, visit our online store. Ruth also edits the Jews for Jesus Newsletter for Christians to help those who want to pray for our ministry and our missionaries stay connected. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys her personal writing projects (fiction and non fiction) and hanging out with her dog, Carli Grace, whom she rescued. 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."
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.
Web Evangelism Innovator
Emmanuel was born in Tehran, Iran and is a 4th generation Jewish Believer in Jesus. He likes to say he is a descendant of Queen Esther, but he can’t back that up. Emmanuel has innovated evangelism on JewsforJesus.org since 2007 and is now serving as a specialized online missionary. He says, "We leverage the anonymity of the web to allow those, who might not otherwise be reached with the truth of Jesus, to get connected with a real person who can help!" Read more about his life story and how to take part in this flourishing online ministry.
David Randle is the leader of the San Francisco branch of Jews for Jesus. He was raised in a believing home by a African American father and Jewish mother. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University, and served for five years as the Children and Youth Midwest Ministry Director for the Chicago Branch. He is married to Arielle, another Jewish believer, and they have one young daughter.
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
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