Rev. Rebecca BrimmerInternational President and CEOIsrael/Global
Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer is the International President and CEO of Bridges for Peace. She directs the worldwide organization with International Headquarters in Israel and offices on every continent. She is a spokesman on behalf of Bridges for Peace in many venues, through the printed page, radio, television, public meetings, and conferences. She is a published author and the Editor in Chief of the Dispatch from Jerusalem. She is ordained with the International Ministerial Fellowship. She has resided in Israel since 1990 with her husband Tom.
Rev. Cheryl HauerInternational Development DirectorIsrael/Global
Rev. Cheryl Hauer has been with Bridges for Peace for over twenty years. She is currently the International Development Director, serving as deputy to the International President and CEO and overseeing the work of five Bridges for Peace national offices. Cheryl speaks internationally on behalf of the organization and teaches on a variety of Israel related topics. She is an ordained minister and a published author with extensive experience in Jewish Christian relations. She resides in Jerusalem with her husband Steven.
Peter RobertsonInternational Chief Financial OfficerIsrael/Global
Peter Robertson, International Chief Financial Officer, has served Bridges for Peace with a passionate love for the Lord and for Israel since 2003. As a management accountant, Peter has served in two consecutive finance director roles in industry prior to joining Bridges for Peace and has worked in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and not-for-profit sectors in a varied accounting career that has spanned 25 years.
Dr. Jim SolbergNational DirectorUSA
As USA National Director, Jim is the lead servant of the work of Bridges for Peace in the United States. He is vice-chair of the BFP-USA Board and a member of the BFP International Board of Directors. A graduate of St. Olaf College and an ordained minister, Jim hosts an annual tour to Israel, is a conference speaker, and regularly teaches and preaches on various Israel-related topics. He received his DDiv from Masters International School of Divinity. Jim and his wife Sharon have 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and reside in Melbourne, Florida.
Atsumi TakadaNational DirectorJapan
Born as the eldest daughter of a Pastor affiliated with a group that has prayed for Israel for more than 70 years, convinced of the role of Israel according to the Bible and the ultimate fulfillment of Scriptural prophecy. Became familiar with the work of BFP on her first Holy Land Tour in 1996. Started serving with the establishment of BFP Japan in the same year. Since then, she has encouraged churches across Japan to join in the efforts of BFP. Became Director of BFP Japan in 2000.
Eric MalloyNational DirectorCanada
National Director since January 2012, Eric previously served as Deputy National Director, and with his wife Rebecca, served as BFP Representatives for Nova Scotia since 2004. In June 2005 they completed Representative training at the BFP Institute for Israel Studies in Jerusalem. The Malloys travel to Israel regularly and as National Director, Eric leads Study tours to Israel and was recently elected to the International Board of Directors of Bridges for Peace International.
Chris EdenNational DirectorSouth Africa
Chris Eden’s involvement with Israel started with a passion to see the Church in South Africa appreciate its Hebraic foundations. He has served as national director since 1999 and desires to help Christians understand how they should relate to the unfolding biblical prophesies concerning Israel. He leads an able team and travels extensively throughout South Africa with a particular emphasis on leaders. The Church Leaders Israel Forums and Church Leaders Israel Briefings have been developed to support this initiative.
Keith BuxtonNational DirectorAustralia
Keith graduated in European Studies and Russian from the Universities of Sussex (UK) and Geneva (Switzerland). In 1973 he and his wife Trixie migrated to Australia, where he worked in personnel management before undertaking theological studies, followed by service in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, teaching a wide range of biblical subjects. After over 20 years pastoring two churches, Keith assumed his present role as Australian National Director of Bridges for Peace in 2006. He has a heart to connect with pastors and to build strong relationships with the Jewish community in Australia.
Brian AshfordNational CoordinatorNew Zealand
Brian and his wife Pat formed the New Zealand office of BFP in 2004. As a two-person office, they work diligently in whatever capacity the Lord calls them. Brian’s strengths lie in administration and networking, while Pat uses her love of the Hebrew language to promote the message of Bridges for Peace. Brian speaks in churches throughout New Zealand on a variety of Israel-related topics. Together they have built strong relationships with the NZ Jewish community.
Michael TreharneNational DirectorU.K.
Michael Treharne has been involved with Bridges for Peace since 1994. He was one of the first U.K. volunteers to go to Israel. He has been involved with Bridges for Peace in the U.K. through prayer, office volunteer and then as UK Assistant Director. From a professional educational background he has served in Teen Challenge and has been a youth street pastor. He has a heart for intercessory prayer, teaching and speaking in churches all over the U.K. Michael and his wife, Siân, have five children and live in Wales. Michael gained a BA in photography and Qualified Teacher status.