Steering Committee

  • David Chernoff

    Chairman - Beth Yeshua - Philadelphia, PA

    David Chernoff is the Chairman of the IAMCS & Senior Rabbi of Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia. Raised as a second-generation Messianic Jew, Rabbi David has a fortunate background not many Jewish children can claim. His parents, Martin and Yohanna Chernoff, were pioneers in the Messianic Movement. They served the Lord for over 40 years bringing Messiah Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) to the Jewish People. Rabbi Chernoff currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Debra. They have three children.

  • Jeff Adler

    Sha'arey Yeshua - Indianapolis, IN

    Jeffrey A. Adler, comes from a family with five generations of Messianic Jews. A native of Cincinnati, he has a Master of Divinity degree and has led Messianic synagogues is Cincinnati and Indianapolis since 1978. He is currently Rabbi of Congregation Sha’arey Yeshua in Indianapolis.

  • Jeff Forman

    City Of David - Toronto, Canada

    Jeff Forman is a former Chairman of the IAMCS and current member of the steering committe and Rabbi of City of David Messianic Synagogue in Toronto. He was raised in a Jewish home in suburban Philadelphia. Since 1995 Jeff Forman has lived in Toronto with his wife Janet and their children. 

  • Charlie Kluge

    Gesher Shalom - Orlando, FL

    He began his professional ministry career in 1986 with his wife Racquel (Rhoda), serving as Leader of the Singles at Temple Aron HaKodesh in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Currently, he is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Gesher Shalom in Orlando. Rabbi Kluge holds a Doctorate in Optometry, a BA in Psychology, a BS in Physical and Chemical Sciences and has served as President of his local Optometric Association and as President of a local chapter of B’nai B’rith. He resides in Orlando with his wife Racquel. 

  • Joel Liberman

    Tree of Life - San Diego, CA

    IAMCS Director of Operations & Development.

    Joel Liberman has led Tree of Life Messianic Jewish Congregation in San Diego since 1996. He was raised in a Messianic Jewish home, and has been active in the Messianic Jewish movement for over 25 years. He has served as the Vice-President and Treasurer of the YMJA, Treasurer and an Executive Committee member of the MJAA, Treasurer and Executive Director of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, and is currently serving as IAMCS Director of Operations & Development. Joel lives in San Diego with his wife Darcie and two children.

  • David Schneier

    Beth Hallel, Birmingham, AL

    Gates of Zion, Odessa, Ukraine

    In November of 2013, they moved to Birmingham, AL to assume the leadership of Beth Hallel Messianic Congregation. They continue through the IAMCS to organize and lead 3 IAMCS leadership conferences in Europe each year. David and Leslye Schneier also remain the senior leaders of Gates of Zion in Odessa, Ukraine with a local Messianic Rabbi heading up the congregation for the last 8 years. 

  • Michael Stepakoff

    Temple New Jerusalem - Tampa Bay, FL

    Michael Stepakoff is the Rabbi Temple New Jerusalem in Tarpon Springs, FL. He is also an accomplished messianic Jewish songwriter, having co-written many songs with Ted Pearce, messianic recording artist. Michael has also seen many of his songs recorded by other artists such as Jonathan Settel, Kol Simcha, Debbie Klein and Paul Wilbur. Rabbi Michael is also published author of messianic Jewish books. He lives in Tampa with his wife Tara and their children.

  • Michael Weygant

    Rosh Pina - Oklahoma City, Ok

    Michael Weygant is the Rabbi of Rosh Pina Messianic Jewish Congregation in Oklahoma City.