Leadership Team

Meet the team
Foley Beach
The Most Rev. Foley Beach
A message from our patron: "It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you all what may be one of the best kept secrets in our Church, the Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ). CMJ is the third oldest Anglican missionary society and was founded in 1809. It is now headquartered at Christ Church in Jerusalem, which is the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East.

For over 200 years CMJ has sought to encourage us in the Anglican Communion to stand against antisemitism, to understand the Jewish roots of our Christian Faith, to welcome Jewish believers in Jesus, and to sensitively share the Good News of the Jewish Messiah with his Jewish brothers and sisters."

The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. He is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South. In June of 2018, he was elected by Archbishops from around the world to Chair the Primates Council of the Global Anglican Future Conference, a renewal movement within the Anglican Communion.

Archbishop Foley has led several Shoresh Study Tours to Israel and recently discovered his own family's Jewish roots.
Neil Lebhar
The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebhar
Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Right Reverend Neil G. Lebhar was elected chairman of the board in September 2022 after serving on the board for several years. Neil was consecrated in 2010 as the first bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and retired in 2022.

Before his election, Bishop Lebhar served as rector of Church of the Redeemer in Jacksonville, Florida, beginning in 1988. Before coming to Florida, he served as Assistant Rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

He and his wife Marcia were married in 1971. They have two daughters and a son, and nine grandchildren. They also have a foster daughter who has three children.

Neil and Marcia have led dozens of groups to study in the land of Israel. Marcia served as the director of then Shoresh USA from 1994-2001.
Cariño Casas
The Rev. Cariño Casas
Executive Director
The Rev. Deacon Cariño Casas has been the executive director since January 2023. She is passionate to stir up the American church to build bridges with our Jewish neighbors, speak out against rising antisemitism, and proclaim Yeshua the Messiah to all the nations.

Cariño was privileged to be raised in a Christian home, reading the Scriptures since a child. In her early 30s, she discovered The Complete Jewish Bible and the companion Jewish New Testament Commentary by David H. Stern. It was like reading the Gospels for the first time and meeting Jewish Jesus afresh. God used the work of David Stern to birth in Cariño a deep love for the Jewish people, the keepers of the Scriptures and the physical siblings of Yeshua of Nazareth.

Cariño joined CMJ USA in January 2020 as the administrative assistant and was appointed Director of Communications in 2021. Cariño joined the CMJ family in 2014 as the media coordinator at Christ Church Jerusalem.

Cariño is a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church of North America, serving at Grace Anglican Church in Edgeworth, PA. She received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Trinity School for Ministry (2020) and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University (1999).
The Rev. Philip Bottomley, Director of Ministry Partnerships
The Rev. Philip Bottomley
Director of Ministry Partnerships
Jesus’ instructions to his disciples: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel” in Matthew 10: 5,6, was the confirmation the Lord gave to the Rev. Philip Bottomley that He was calling him to become the Midland Area Secretary of CMJ UK in 1978.

In 1984 Philip with his wife Sylvia and their three children, with direct confirmation from the Lord, accepted the invitation of the board to join Theresa Newell in northern Virginia and become the National Director of the newly formed CMJ USA. In 1990, CMJ moved from Fairfax to Ambridge, Pennsylvania, to become part of the growing missions presence around Trinity School for Ministry. Having launched CMJ, Philip took up parish ministry in 1992.

In 2012 Philip and Sylvia retired from parish ministry in Roanoke, Virginia, and returned to western Pennsylvania. In retirement, Philip again joined the CMJ team and became previous director Canon Daryl Fenton’s volunteer Associate Director. Sylvia went home to be with Jesus June 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
Robert Richard
The Rev. Robert Richard
Financial Officer