Simon was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to a secular Jewish family. He always believed in God but had no real relationship with Him. After receiving his BSc in education from Indiana University, Simon moved to Israel in 2005 to study for an MA in education from Tel Aviv University. Little did he know that within a year, he would come to believe in Jesus as Messiah, meet his future wife (Liz), and put down roots in the Holy Land.
Simon taught English Literature at a public school in Tel Aviv for several years and then joined the Jews for Jesus family in 2015. Four years later, Liz and Simon were officially accepted as missionaries with the organization, and soon after, moved to Jerusalem to join our team in the nation’s capital. They are blessed to be able to love and serve people in their community.