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 has been serving in various areas of ministry ever since. Today, Jonathan co-pastors at Kerem-El Congregation in Haifa, and works as an adjunct teacher at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and is completing his Master’s degree in Old Testament Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Jonathan’s passion is to serve the congregation of Kerem-El, through systematically preaching and teaching the Word of God and through individual care of every member.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Stefan immigrated to Israel in 1992. While serving as a combat officer in the 2nd Lebanon War, Stefan experienced God’s supernatural power and protection in a life-changing way. In 2008 he married Keren, an Israeli-born worship leader and songwriter. Stefan holds a BA in Economics & Management and an Executive MBA from Haifa University. He currently serves as co-pastor at the Kerem-El Congregation, where he and his wife have faithfully served since it’s founding in 2009. They both are passionate to serve their community and to see the Word of God proclaimed in Israel throughout the ends of the earth.