OUR LEADERSHIP


  • Rabbi Kirk Gliebe
    Rabbi, Zakeyn (Elder)

    Rabbi Kirk Gliebe is the Director of Devar Emet Messianic Jewish Outreach and the Rabbi of Devar Emet Messianic Synagogue. 


    He and his wife, Carla, have two adult children, Rachel and Matthew. Rabbi Gliebe graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor's degree in Evangelism & Jewish Studies and received a Master's degree in Jewish Studies & Rabbinics from Spertus College of Judaica.


    He has served in many capacities over the years including his service as the President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.


    Rabbi Gliebe is from Santa Rosa, CA and always enjoys a good piece of carrot cake.


    To read more by Rabbi Gliebe, check out his blog at forwardformessiah.blogspot.com

  • Bob Barrett

    Zakeyn (elder)

    Bob Barrett became a believer in Yeshua in March of 1986. He grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family, lived in New York City for a decent amount of time, and currently practices Massage Therapy in the Chicagoland area - he actually has over 25 years of experience! 


    Bob has a passion for digging into the Scriptures and helping people apply G-d's truth to their lives. He is an indispensable resource of wisdom an encouragement for the community at Devar Emet.

  • TODD LESPERANCE

    Zakeyn (Elder)

    Todd Lesperance became a believer in Yeshua in October 1993. He grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and lived in Paris, Illinois prior to moving to the greater Chicagoland Area in 1994.

     

    Todd and his wife, Josie, have three children, sons Justice and Nathan, and a daughter Kystalline. He has led ministry focused small groups and men’s small groups. He enjoys serving the body of Messiah, encouraging people and discussing strategy.