Married: Yes, 27 years
Children: Yes, 2 sons
Residence: ADK Mountains, New York.
Ordination: Messiah Congregation (Washington Mills, NY), and Restoration Fellowship International (Cleveland, TN).
Education: Master of Theological Studies (MJ Studies); Doctor of Theological Studies (Biblical Ethics); Doctor of Theology (New Testament).
Current Research: First Century Jewish Christianity and Gentile Inclusion: 30 CE – 90 CE. Advisor: Karl D. Coke, Ph.D.
Vocation: Messianic Rabbi – Messiah Congregation.
Hobbies: hiking (ADK 46er), running, music, books, research, the outdoors, off-grid living.
I am intending to share thoughts on theology, hiking, mensch living (ethics).
Locally: at heart I am a shepherd, serving the people of a congregation, and a region in ways I hope impacts lives. Globally: I have ministered on three continents, helping to build, fund, and expand orphanages, primary schools, lower and upper level secondary schools; as well as, develop Bible college and seminary education for aspirants to ministry.
Mountain mensch is, of course, a play on “mountain man,” but it is so much more than that. To be called a “mensch” is a high compliment, similar to being called a “tzadik” or righteous person. While I cannot claim such a status in myself, it is the pursuit of my heart as I follow my Messiah – Yeshua/Jesus.