Meet Our Leaders

The Elim Leadership Team is made up of both local and national leaders. Together we represent the One New Man: Messianic Jews and Christians, serving and worshipping together as equals. 

 

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Paul and Lauren Blake

Paul and Lauren Blake

Paul Blake is ordained under Tikkun America and is the founder of Elim. Lauren is an integral part of the leadership team, serving women and children and many other areas.

Ben Juster

Ben Juster

Ben Juster serves as an Elder to Elim. He is also the US Director of Tikkun International, along with supporting the Tikkun America congregations.

Todd Westphal

Todd Westphal

Todd Westphal serves as Elder for Elim. He is also the leader of El Shaddai Congregation in Frederick, Maryland.

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

Deborah B. Smith leads our worship ministry. After nurturing the gifts of singing and playing the piano professionally...

Shirley Zemko

Shirley Zemko

Shirley serves the congregation's families by overseeing a children's class, designed with an interactive Bible study for children ages 6-12. She treasures...

Laban & Shenette Doyle

Laban & Shenette Doyle

Laban will be joining the leadership team as a new elder. Shenette will be serving in a variety of areas within the congregation