About the Author

My wife Nici and I are the parents of three wonderful children, Zachary, Daliya and Ilana. We live in the city of Watertown just outside of Boston. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and my wife comes from the country of Namibia in Southern Africa. We were married out in the middle of the desert in Namibia. Both my wife and I come from intermarried homes. I was raised Jewish, and feel passionate about my Jewish identity. I became a Christian by faith, while I was living in Israel about fifteen years ago. We raise our children in both the Jewish and Christian worlds.

I love working with interfaith couples through my ministry Celebrate Life. Because I am Jewish, I understand Jewish culture, and because I am Christian, I understand Christians. I consider myself a cultural translator as I help couples understand each other. Most couples don't even realize when their conflicts are cultural and not personal.


I have a Doctor of Ministry degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. My thesis was in working with Jewish Intercultural Families. My doctorate as well as my Masters of Divinity degree are from Gordon Conwell. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. I am the teaching elder at a local Messianic Jewish Fellowship (www.sarshalom.us) and also the Director of Spiritual Formation and outreach at Newton Presbyterian Church. I have been a minister for over twelve years.