The Administrative Council

“Oh give ear Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who are enthroned above cherubim, shine forth.” (Psalm 80:1)

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al-mccarnEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ALBERT J. MCCARN

Al McCarn is a lifelong disciple of Messiah Yeshua. For over 29 years he served as a Military Intelligence officer with the US Army, retiring in 2012. He earned a BA in Russian and German at Florida State University, and MAs in International Relations at the University of Southern California and History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since 2008 he has provided commentary on the Middle East to inform intercessors connected with Prayer Surge NOW. In 2012-13 he served with Healing Tree International, coordinating the ministry’s work in the Middle East, and from 2013-15 was a history interpreter at the Alamo. He is author of The Barking Fox, a blog in which he examines Scripture and current events from a Hebraic perspective, and of Give Me A Place Where I My Dwell: An Ephraimite Affirmation. He is also co-host of Remnant Road on Hebrew Nation Radio.  Al and his wife, Charlayne, have been blessed with two daughters, Shannon-Rachael and Katie, both of whom have just begun their own professional careers. Al and Charlayne currently live in San Antonio, Texas.

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alex-david-altmanDEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ALEXANDER DAVID ALTMAN

David Altman is a Bible scholar and student of Hebrew from Palatka, Florida. He studied History at St. Johns River State College and at the University of Florida, where he earned academic honors as a student athlete and a place in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. His professional endeavors include work as an information technician for Robert Altman, P.A., contributing his computer forensics expertise to multimillion dollar fraud investigation cases. As son of a Jewish father and Baptist mother, David acquired at an early age an interest in the connection of Jews and Christians in the Commonwealth of Israel. Since May 2014 he has pursued that interest in his position as Administrator for the Alliance of Redeemed Israel (ARI). David’s duties include overseeing the operations of ARI, the Messianic Israel Alliance, and Key of David Publishing. In May 2015 he represented ARI at the First B’ney Yosef National Congress in Israel, and since then has served as a speaker, facilitator, and coordinator for the emerging North American Ephraimite (B’ney Yosef) community.

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akpene-torkuEXECUTIVE SECRETARY
AKPENE TORKU

The daughter of immigrants from Ghana, Akpene Torku is a dedicated follower of Messiah Yeshua committed to seeing His Kingdom established on earth. She gained her professional qualifications through years of administrative and supervisory experience, particularly as Executive Coordinator and Director of Human Resources at Campus Renewal Ministries. After earning a BA in Spanish and French from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, Akpene entered a career of service, beginning as a volunteer with Mercy Ships and Youth With A Mission across 10+ nations, and moving on to positions in office administration and early childhood education. Her association with Campus Renewal began in 2009, where she has served as the right hand for the president and founder. Since Sukkot in October 2015, Akpene has worked tirelessly in the establishment of B’ney Yosef Region 35, contributing her administrative, organizational, and coordination skills and her extensive knowledge of event planning. She has continued these indispensable contributions in her role as Executive Secretary for the B’ney Yosef North America Interim Executive Committee.

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tommy-wilsonSTRATEGIC PRAYER DIRECTORS
WILBE R. “TOMMY” & DOROTHY WILSON

Tommy and Dorothy Wilson have been married since September 20, 2011.  Tommy’s Torah walk began in 2009. For over 20 years he has served in a number of servant-leader roles in congregational settings, primarily leading home fellowships.  They have been part of the leadership of Adat Shalom Congregation in Summerville, South Carolina, for four years. Tommy was a Marine Sheet metal Mechanic for 25 years, and after a career change in 2004 has worked as a Gastroenterology Endoscopy Technician. He holds a B.S. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University.

dorothy-wilsonDorothy worked for over 22 years as an office administrator and finance specialist, and for six years advised homeless and low income people in an addiction recovery program. She has a daughter who leads worship at a church in England. Tommy and Dorothy have been followers of Yeshua for most of their lives. Dorothy began walking in Torah in 1995, has taught Davidic Dance for 15 years, and has been an active intercessor for Israel and for the lives of the unborn. Tommy’s Torah walk began in 2009. For over 20 years he has served in a number of servant-leader roles in congregational settings. The Wilsons pioneered the roles of Strategic Prayer Coordinators for the B’ney Yosef North America on the Interim Executive Committee.

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pete-ramboOPERATIONS DIRECTOR
PETER G. “PETE” RAMBO, SR

Pete Rambo is the husband of 24 years of Kelly J Rambo and the father of their four teenage boys. Raised in a Christian family by ministry-minded parents, Pete spent his formative years on the mission field in Colombia, South America. Although called to ministry, after graduation from Erskine College, Pete accepted a commission as an officer in the US Army. His service included combat duty during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq as an Airborne Ranger with the 82nd Airborne Division. His wife, Kelly, survived a career ending parachuting accident that led Pete out of the military and into sales and management positions before answering the call to seminary.  After graduating from Columbia University and Biblical Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 2002, Pete pastored two small congregations and taught in a third for nearly 10 years. He was asked to leave his denomination after he embraced the Feasts of the Lord as a result of his research into the origins of Christmas.  Soon after he was instrumental in leading a Hebraic fellowship, and later helped establish and lead a small network of home fellowships.  He and Kelly attended the First B’ney Yosef National Congress in Ariel, Israel in 2015 and caught the vision for regathering the House of Joseph and prayerfully moving toward the bringing together of Ezekiel’s Two Sticks.

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tzefanyah-pappasCOMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
TZEFANYAH BEN YOCHANON

Tzefanyah ben Yochanon of Georgia has embraced a Torah lifestyle as a believer in Yeshua since 1997. He is an ardent Zionist and loves the Land and people of Israel. He has a gift for identifying talent and building cohesion among diverse groups of people. Living in the Republic of South Africa from 1998 to 2003, he organized the first Restoration of Israel Conferences in 2002 and 2003 in Cape Town. These two conference teams successfully lit a fire of Hebrew Roots throughout South Africa. Since attending the First Zionist Congress for B’ney Yosef in Ariel, Israel, Tzefanyah saw a need to build B’ney Yosef by bringing local congregations and individuals together to establish B’ney Yosef as a people once again.  Thus began the B’ney Yosef National Shabbat which originated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of North Georgia.  Tzefanyah holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He and his wife Reyyna have been married 12 years.  In 2009, Tzefanyah and Reyyna made their first trip to Israel after 6 years of marriage.  It was a life-changing trip for both them and confirmed to both of them that standing with Israel will be the hallmark of their married lives.  They have 2 adult children and 1 grandchild.

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blair-wetmoreFINANCE DIRECTOR
BLAIR M. WETMORE

Blair Wetmore and his wife Linda reside in Mesa, Arizona. Originally from Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada, Blair has a lifetime of experience as an accountant and financial manager. He learned the accounting profession with Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, in St. John, New Brunswick, and Calgary, Alberta, earning the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and advancing to Senior Auditor, engaged in audits of small to multi-national corporations. In the mid-1970s, Blair worked as Financial Controller for MHG International Ltd., a major oil and gas engineering, design, and construction company based in Calgary. In 1978 he joined Exchanger Industries, Ltd., a company specializing in the design and fabrication of custom oilfield equipment, initially as the Financial Controller, and from 2004 until his retirement in 2012 as the company President, reporting to the Chairman of the Board in England. Blair and Linda attended the First B’ney Yosef National Congress in Ariel, Israel, in 2015, and have been instrumental in the foundation of B’ney Yosef North America.

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