Chief of Staff
The grandchild of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Stephen was raised in a traditional Jewish home in the Chicago suburbs, and at the age of 18 became a follower of Jesus. He has been a missionary on staff with Jews for Jesus since 1989 and has served in many different roles. He led our missionary branches in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and for 12 years, he oversaw our work in Israel. In 2013, Stephen became our North American director and now serves as chief of staff. Currently, he is helping launch one of our newest ministry endeavors: bringing the gospel to the ultra-Orthodox.
He and his wife, Laura, have four married children and seven grandchildren. Stephen holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois and another in intercultural and Jewish studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is known as a warm-hearted and engaging teacher and a good listener.