Bob Mendelsohn

Bob Mendelsohn Sydney

Branch Leader

Bob Mendelsohn is the director of Jews for Jesus in AustralAsia, which covers Australia and New Zealand. He grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Kansas City but became a university drop out, deciding to look for the meaning of life in the counterculture of the 1960s. He found meaning and relevance in Jesus, which caused him much trouble at home. But he says, “It was worth the cost.” Bob taught high school mathematics before he began working with Jews for Jesus in 1979.

He served as the leader of our ministry work in Washington, DC and New York City before moving to found our work in Sydney in 1998. Bob and his wife, Patty, both graduated from the University of Kansas and Fuller Seminary. They have three adult children and six grandsons.