Frank was raised in a conservative Jewish home in Milwaukee, WI. He
came to faith in Messiah Yeshua in 1974 while stationed with the US Air Force
in Anchorage, Alaska. He was graduated from Bible College and ordained a
Pastor while attending Abbott Loop Christian Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Frank received his discharge from the Air Force after 10 years of service and
stayed in Alaska. He founded three businesses while in Alaska until The Lord
led him to sell his businesses, leave Alaska and pioneer a church, Grace
Christian Fellowship, in Milwaukee in 1981. Three congregations have been
birthed out of Frank's ministry at Grace Christian Fellowship. He continued
to pursue his education and received his PhD in Counseling Psychology. Frank
was the founder and director of a Christian Counseling Clinic in Milwaukee,
WI and has received certifications in various counseling techniques. He
works with congregations helping to strengthen leadership and ministries
including body ministry and conflict resolution. Frank is currently Pastor
Emeritus at Grace Christian Fellowship and the Senior Rabbi at Beth Messiah
which was founded in 2005 with his oldest son, Jim.
Frank has been married to Patricia for over 45 years. They have four grown
children, 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Jim is Assistant Rabbi of Beth Messiah and Lead Pastor of Grace
Christian Fellowship. Jim recently retired from Northwestern Mutual as
Assistant Director, Meeting Strategy and Operations to assume the Lead Pastor
position of Grace Christian Fellowship. Jim has received his MA in Clinical
Counseling and is certified from UW Wisconsin in Organizational Design and
Talent Management, and Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness. Jim has
been an ordained Pastor for over 20 Years and is also assistant Rabbi of Beth
Messiah. Jim was instrumental in pioneering Beth Messiah and works closely
with his father at both Beth and Grace. He and Lija have been married over
25 years and have two daughters, one son-in-law and grandson Caleb.