Investing in the spiritual rebirth of the Jewish people

Board of Directors


The Rev. Canon Daryl Fenton , Executive Director

Daryl, a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity School for Ministry, assumed his duties as CMJ USA Executive Director in July 2011, joining the faithful CMJ workers who for over 200 years have advanced the Kingdom among Jewish people. In accepting the call, Canon Fenton stated, "Sharing the transforming love of Jesus with Jewish people is work to which the Lord first called me 30 years ago."

Richard Hastings , Chairman

Rich was chairman of the 2004 Heart of America Billy Graham Crusade and served as chair of the building committee of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the First Baptist Church of Raytown, MO. He has led civic organizations and is the recipient of the Presidential Medallion from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Judy have led numerous Shoresh study tours to Israel, are adult education teachers and have two grown children.

The Rev. John Howanstine , Secretary-Treasurer

Since the late 1980’s, John and his wife Catherine have been deeply impacted by and increasingly involved with CMJ, with their heart in Jerusalem and in the Land.  A strong parish partnership strives to express encouragement for CMJ with steadfast prayer, finances, onsite support, and multiplying such CMJ partnership amongst congregations and individuals.  John has been blessed by CMJ-Israel sabbaticals, and he and Catherine have hosted numerous parish study tours, directed each summer Vacation Bible Club at Christ Church Jerusalem, sent forth workers (including their daughter!), and make regular visitations to CMJ-Israel to provide onsite support and encouragement.  John and Catherine have two married daughters and one grandson.  They are seeking to hear how the LORD may be calling them into deeper partnership with the worldwide CMJ family.

The Rt. Rev. Neil G. Lebhar , Vice-Chairman

The Right Reverend Neil G. Lebhar has been the first bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) since his consecration in 2010. Before then Bishop Lebhar served as rector of Church of the Redeemer in Jacksonville, Florida, beginning in 1988.
Bishop Lebhar and his wife Marcia were married in 1971. They have two daughters and a son, and five grandchildren. They also have a foster daughter who has three children. His first parish ministry was at a church in New London, Connecticut. He then served as Assistant Rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia from 1979 until his call to Redeemer. Prior to ordained ministry, he served as Field Director of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), a ministry to private school students. He came to faith in Christ through the ministry of FOCUS. He currently chairs the Anglican Unity Task Force, and serves on the local advisory board of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His wife Marcia previously directed CMJ-USA, then known as Shoresh USA. Neil and Marcia have led countless groups to study in the land of Israel.
Bishop Lebhar served as vice-chairman of the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade in 2000. More recently he has been a part of the ACNA Catechism Task Force, joining J. I. Packer, Joel Scandrett and others who worked to create a new catechism for the 21st century. He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1972 and holds masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1976) and Virginia Theological Seminary (1978). Bishop Lebhar loves the Lord, his family, and is grateful for the Lord’s mercy.
Board of Directors
Rev Dr George B Koch at Masada

Rev. Dr. George B. Koch

Former CEO of Koch Systems Corporation and Senior Vice President of Oracle Corporation, the Rev. Dr. George Byron Koch (pronounced coke) left the business world and has been the Pastor of Resurrection Anglican Church, West Chicago since June of 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics in 1968 from Elmhurst College. He earned a Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1992, and a Doctor of Ministry from King’s Seminary in 2003. He has written three books and countless newspaper and magazine articles, ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Christianity Today. He also hosts a weekly radio program on WYLL in Chicago. A more complete biography can be found at

Dr. Theresa Newell

Theresa was called to Jewish ministry on her first trip to Israel in June 1976. By 1980 she was invited to open the first American office of CMJ, The Church’s Ministry among Jewish People, which had been headquartered in England since 1809. Since that time, Theresa has led over fifty biblical study tours to Israel and today serves as CMJ USA Director of Communications. Theresa was North America Coordinator of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) from 1999 to 2007. A journalist by training, Theresa completed a Masters in Biblical Studies (OT) and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA. From 1994 to 1997, she was Director of the Extension Department at Trinity and served as the Travel-study Director there for 17 years. Theresa and her husband Bruce live in New Holland, PA and, together, have eight children, 31 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. John Rodgers , Jr.

Bishop Rodgers served as Dean-President of Trinity Seminary in Ambridge, PA from 1978-1990 where he also was a professor of Systematic Theology. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Bishop Rodgers served in the Marine Corps before attending seminary. In 1963 he obtained a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland where he studied under Karl Barth. He was consecrated Bishop of the Province of Southeast Asia January 29, 2000 and has served as a bishop in the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) since that time. John served as a board member of CMJ USA since its inception in 1980. John is the author of The Theology of Peter Taylor Forsyth. His newest book awaiting publication is on the 39 Articles. John and his wife Blanche have four children and eight grandchildren and live in Cranberry Township, PA.

Dr. Jim R. Sibley

Jim Sibley, Director of the Pasche Institute of Jewish Studies, is also a faculty member and editor of Mishkan, an international journal dealing with the Gospel and the Jewish people. He has taught courses related to Judaism and Jewish Evangelism as a guest professor at Southern Baptist seminaries and Bible colleges across North America. His articles have been published in Israel, England, and the United States, and he has been interviewed by the mass media including the Curtis Sliwa program on WABC (New York), Dennis Prager’s Radio Show, Janet Parshall’s America, the New York Times, Fox News Hour, and ABC’s 20/20. While in Israel, his children attended the Anglican International School, and he has had a long-standing appreciation for the heritage and present ministry of CMJ.

Rev. Rebecca Teguns

Rebecca is Associate Pastor at New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, Illinois, where she has served for the past ten years.  Rebecca’s heart, since becoming a Jewish believer in Yeshua in 1985, is to see all Israel come to faith in Messiah, and to work toward the fulfillment of unity in the Body of Messiah, described in scripture as the “one new man” (Ephesians 2:14-16).  For this reason she joined the board of CMJ USA in 2015. 
Rebecca received a B.S. in Bible/Humanities from Columbia International University in 1991, a Master of Divinity from Northern Seminary in 2008, and is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry in Messianic Jewish Studies at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas.