“Oh give ear Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who are enthroned above cherubim, shine forth.” (Psalm 80:1)
Ed Boring resides in Monterey, California, with Wendy, his wife since 1973. They have three children, Brandee, Joseph, and Summer (siblings they adopted in 1983), and have 14 grandchildren. Ed was raised in a faith-centered household, and made a decision to follow YHVH with all his heart at the age of 14. He received his undergraduate degree from Fresno Pacific College in 1977, and after much prayer began an Air Force career which lasted until 1992, when he left that field to enter “full-time ministry.” Over the years Ed has been “on-staff” (volunteer, bi-vocational, or full-time) at a Covenant church in Oregon; a Church of God in California; a Methodist church in Louisiana; a Southern Baptist church in Maryland; a USAF chapel in Colorado; a Community church in the Republic of Panama; a Brethren in Christ church in Pennsylvania; a Wesleyan church plant in Lynchburg, Virginia; and a Southern Baptist church in California. Ed and Wendy began attending Har Adonai fellowship in Monterey, California, in March 2007, where he helps lead worship, teaches, and serves in positions best described as “elder” and “co-shepherd.” Ed has been president of Worship Alliance Ministries (of which Har Adonai is a part) since September 2007.
DR. JOHN M. CONRAD
John Conrad and his wife Joie reside in Eskdale, Utah, where they have been among the leadership of the House of Aaron community for many years. John is the veterinarian for House of Aaron, having earned his DVM from the University of California at Davis in 1976. In addition to his veterinary work, John is a teacher, writer, and shepherd of the Eskdale community, which has been in existence since 1955. Recently John described the purpose of House of Aaron by saying, “Our passion and mission is to assist in the gathering of Israel into a Holy Nation with Yeshua as King and the Torah (Word) as its constitution. Our focus is on Yeshua.” Because of his knowledge and experience in building and maintaining a faith-based community, John was asked to address the First B’ney Yosef National Congress on the subject of community and national unity. Joie is a active intercessor, having served with such Christian organizations as Aglow International, and is a gifted worship dancer. John and Joie have six children and are grandparents of eight.
DR. DAVID E. JONES
David Jones is the Senior Pastor of Ruach Ministries International in the Tampa Bay area, FL. He and his wife, Faith, have three children: Yakira, Joshua, and Hannah. He is an Author, Pastor, Teacher, and international speaker. He has been pursuing an understanding of all Israel returning since the year 2000. David has served on the Shepherds Council with Messianic Israel Alliance (MIA) / Alliance of Redeemed Israel (ARI) since 2013. He received his PhD from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary in 2014, and he also teaches on the Biblical feasts and Hebraic understanding of Scripture at TBCS. Pastor David’s desire is to reveal the heart of the Father so that all may come to know Yeshua intimately. He has a passion to bring the body of Messiah into maturity of faith by walking in the eternal paths that the Father desires for His children.
Frank Houtz is a longtime veteran of the Hebrew Roots Movement. This year will be his 43rd annual Passover celebration. His father, LaVern Houtz, introduced him to the Messianic life before it was called Messianic. Frank was a co-founder with his father of Congregation Beit Minorah in Winchester, Kentucky, where he has been an Elder and teacher for over 25 years. He has written several books and booklets, including, A Sign Between You and Me, Machanayim: the Two Camps of Israel, Adoption from an Ancient Perspective, and A Frank Discussion of the Law. In the 1990s Frank founded Dry Bones Restoration Company as a publishing company for his writings. He has toured the country offering seminars dealing with linguistics and Bible study techniques. He with others have founded Kentucky Covenant Education Corp., as well as Jefferson College at Pilot View. These institutions were created to equip this generation and the next to better understand the principals needed in building strong families, congregations, and cross cultural relationships. Frank is married to Mary Lynn Houtz, an artist, potter, song writer, and musician. They have been married 31 years and have five living children.
Johnny Marrs has been the leader as well as an elder and teacher for Kehilat Yeshua Messianic congregation in Carlsbad, New Mexico for 16 years. He has been studying and teaching from a Hebraic perspective for over 25 years. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 38 years, have raised two children, Cody and Amanda, who are both happily married and have blessed the family with two grandchildren. Peggy, who raised their children as a stay at home mother, seeks to fulfill the biblical role of a wife and help-meet in every respect. Johnny grew up in an agricultural environment as both a farmer and rancher. He currently manages a staff of craftsmen, engineers and supervisors for a large corporation. He is in the process of separating himself from that corporate world to return to a lifestyle more closely connected with the land and people. He taught Sunday school and served as a deacon in a Baptist congregation as Adonai began drawing him toward the path that he is on to this day. Johnny has a BA degree in Business Management, a technical degree in Electronics Engineering as well as Automotive and Diesel Technology. He is an avid studier and loves being close to Adonai’s creation.
Barry Phillips is the founder of House of David Beit Midrash in Gloucester Point, Virginia, established in 2002. Having served in church pulpit ministries for 19 years, a trip to Israel left him with questions without comfortable answers. The resulting search led he and his family to leave the denomination he was raised in to reach the remnant House of Yisrael and see it restored. He also has founded Remnant of Yisrael, focusing on reaching those left isolated and disconnected in the Last Day’s Harvest. His teachings and calls to “The Corner Harvest” can be heard through broadcasts on Hebrew Nation Radio of his show, Reconnect with Barry Phillips, and Foundations For Life, a show he co-hosts with Mike Clayton. Composing over 40 original songs, he seeks to lead congregations in a meaningful worship experience with heart felt lyrics and fresh stylings. Barry and his wife Laura reside in Virginia and have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Mark Webb and his wife Pollyanna reside in Mesa Arizona with their extended Webb-Pompeo family. The growing Webb’s home has welcomed, eight children by birth, a son by marriage, 2 daughters by marriage and 5 grandchildren. Their family is dedicated to prayerfully working together daily mastering the art and beauty of a multi-generational family residing together. Mark was affirmed as a congregational servant-leader on 7-7-07 and disciples believers in Messiah Yahushua, the lost sheep of the House of Israel, in the Hebraic foundation of his faith. He currently serves as the congregational leader of Living Messiah Ministries in downtown Mesa Arizona. Mark is devoted to studying Scripture spanning the last 4000 years in order to gain a better understanding of the geography, history, customs, language, exile and gathering of the Whole House of Israel.
DR. IGLAHLIQ SUUQIINA & REVEREND QAUMANIQ SUUQIINA, C.E.A.P.
Dr. Iglahlq Suuqiina has a PHD in Theology. He served as a pastor for 21 years and served locally as a hospital and police Chaplain. He is an impressionistic oil painter, ivory carver, and jewelry craftsman. He is a concert pianist performing on several musical productions. He is a published author of books and an experienced pilot. He served on the Board of Directors for the Thirteenth Regional Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation and was a charter member of International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.
Qaumaniq is an Ordained Pastoral Counselor and Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner. She is a graduate of The Expressive Arts Training Institute and The Professional Training Program in Expressive Arts Therapy in Laguna Beach, California. Qaumaniq was the Director and Lead Therapist for C.C.M., a counseling center specializing in the treatment of addictions, co-dependency, sexual abuse and domestic violence. She also worked as a counselor in an inpatient co-dependency treatment center specializing in experiential therapy and served as Lead Therapist at an inpatient eating disorders treatment center. She is a trained dancer, musician and published author.
Dr. Iglahliq Suuqiina and Qaumaniq Suuqiina, C.E.A.P., co-direct Indigenous Messengers International, dedicated to reconciliation between God and man/woman through the study and application of the Word of God through the Spirit of the Messiah. They utilize the study of the ancient Hebrew language to bring revelation and understanding through their teachings. They also are committed to restoration and healing of all cultures, genders and living things through the process of honor.
The Suuqiinas travel internationally facilitating retreats utilizing expressive arts, experiential therapeutic exercises, sacred ceremony, meditation and prayer for the purpose of creating healing and wellness in the lives of individuals.
They serve as conference and seminar speakers. They are founding members of the Indigenous Christian Association and Dr. Suuqiina has served on the planning team of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous Peoples. They are instructors for the U.S. Center of World Missions and have served as instructors for the International School of Reconciliation. They served for several years as the North American Representatives for a Jewish organization in Israel.
The Suuqiinas have traveled internationally facilitating retreats using expressive arts, experiential therapeutic exercises, sacred biblical ceremony, meditation and prayer for the purpose of creating healing and wellness in the lives of individuals.
Regional Coverage for Elders:
Greater Northeast (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Labrador Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia)
Elder: To Be Announced
The Greater Northwest (WA, OR, ID, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, Alaska)
Elder: Dr. Iglaliq Suuqiina
Northwest US (NV, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD, MI, MN, WI)
Elder: Dr. John Conrad
Northeast US (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)
Elder: Mark Webb
West Coast US (AZ, CA, HI)
Elder: Ed Boring
Southwest US (CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX)
Elder: Johnny Marrs
Midwest US (AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, OH)
Elder: Frank Houtz
Mideast US (PA, MS, NJ, TN, VA, WV)
Elder: Barry Phillips
Southeast US (AL, GA, FL, NC, SC)
Elder: Dr. David Jones
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