Established in 2009 and situated in the center of Mt. Carmel in the modern city of Haifa, Israel, Kerem-El is a vibrant, Hebrew-speaking Messianic congregation that is dedicated to teaching the Word of God, lifting up prayer and praise, reaching out to locals with the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, and making disciples.
- Founded 2009
- Haifa, Israel
About the Leadership
Jonathan is a native Israeli who came to faith in Yeshua in 2002, and ever since has been serving the Lord in various areas of ministry. Today Jonathan serves as one of the pastors at Kerem-El Congregation in Haifa, and as an adjunct teacher at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya. Jonathan has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Old Testament Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Jonathan’s passion is to fulfill his calling to shepherd the flock at Kerem-El, through systematically preaching and teaching the Word of God, and through close and personal care of each member in the congregation.
Stefan immigrated to Israel from New Zealand in 1992. While serving as an officer in the 2nd Lebanon War, he experienced God’s supernatural power and protection in a life-changing way. In 2008 he married Keren, an Israeli-born worship leader and song writer, and now they have three beautiful daughters. Since Kerem El’s founding they have ministered through teaching and worship, and Stefan currently serves as one of the pastors. Stefan Holds a BA in Economics & Management and an Executive MBA from Haifa University. Keren holds an MA in Messianic Counseling and leads Kerem-El’s counseling center that serves believers throughout Israel’s northern region. They both are passionate to serve their community and to see God’s word proclaimed in Israel out to the ends of the earth.