Locations | U.S.A. | San Francisco

Headquarters


David Brickner | San Francisco

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.


David Garrett | San Francisco

Children and Youth Ministry Director, Missionary

David “Moose” Garrett and his wife, Kathleen, have been involved with Jews for Jesus since 1975 (they met at Bible school and one of their classmates was a Jews for Jesus missionary) 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 experienced the joy of becoming grandparents in 2015.


Susan Perlman | San Francisco

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.


Rich Robinson | San Francisco

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.


Ruth Rosen | San Francisco

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 | San Francisco

Staff Writer/Editor


Steve Wertheim | San Francisco

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.

Missionaries


Alan Bond | San Francisco

Missionary

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.


Lyn Rosen Bond | San Francisco

Missionary

Lyn Bond is a senior missionary at the San Francisco branch of Jews for Jesus. Lyn has a master's degree in Missiology with an emphasis in Jewish Studies from Fuller School of World Mission. She is the daughter of the ministry’s founder, Moishe Rosen. Lyn worked at the Chicago branch work for many years alongside her husband, Alan. They have two adult children: Asher and Bethany.


Melissa Weinisch | San Francisco

Tenured Missionary

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 | San Francisco

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


Heather Barnes | San Francisco

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.

Skype heather.barnes.j4j

Phone 646.502.7594


Eric Bennett

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.

Skype eric.bennett.j4j

Phone 719.387.0944


David Rothstein | San Francisco

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

Skype david.rothstein.j4j

Phone 415.692.5488


Rick Ruiz | San Francisco

Church Relations Director

Phone 408.556.9612


John Van Dyke | San Francisco

Scheduling Agent for the Executive Director

Skype john.vandyke.j4j

Phone 650.515.3350