International Leadership Team
Rebecca BrimmerInternational President and CEOIsrael
Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer is the International President and CEO of Bridges for Peace. She directs the worldwide organization with International Headquarters in Israel and offices on every continent. She is a spokesman on behalf of Bridges for Peace in many venues, through the printed page, radio, television, public meetings, and conferences. She is a published author and the Editor in Chief of the Dispatch from Jerusalem. She is ordained with the International Ministerial Fellowship. She has resided in Israel since 1990 with her husband Tom.
Cheryl HauerInternational Development DirectorIsrael
Rev. Cheryl Hauer has been with Bridges for Peace for nearly twenty years. She is currently the International Development Director, serving as deputy to the International President and CEO and overseeing the work of five Bridges for Peace national offices. Cheryl speaks internationally on behalf of the organization and teaches on a variety of Israel related topics. She is an ordained minister and a published author with extensive experience in Jewish Christian relations. She resides in Jerusalem with her husband Steven.
Peter RobertsonInternational Chief Financial OfficerIsrael
Peter Robertson, International Chief Financial Officer, has served Bridges for Peace with a passionate love for the Lord and for Israel since 2003. As a management accountant, Peter has served in two consecutive finance director roles in industry prior to joining Bridges for Peace and has worked in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and not-for-profit sectors in a varied accounting career that has spanned 25 years.
Jim SolbergNational DirectorUSA
As USA national director, Jim is the lead servant of the work of Bridges for Peace in the United States. He is vice-chair of the BFP-USA Board and a member of the BFP International Board of Directors. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and an ordained minister. He hosts an annual tour to Israel, is a conference speaker, and regularly teaches and preaches on various Israel-related topics. Jim and his wife Sharon reside in Melbourne, Florida.
Atsumi TakadaNational DirectorJapan
Born as the eldest daughter of a Pastor affiliated with a group that has prayed for Israel for more than 70 years, convinced of the role of Israel according to the Bible and the ultimate fulfillment of Scriptural prophecy. Became familiar with the work of BFP on her first Holy Land Tour in 1996. Started serving with the establishment of BFP Japan in the same year. Since then, she has encouraged churches across Japan to join in the efforts of BFP. Became Director of BFP Japan in 2000.
Eric MalloyNational DirectorCanada
National Director since January 2012, Eric was previously Deputy Director. He served in various Christian ministry and community leadership roles, and is retired from 32 years in Telecommunications. With his wife, Rebecca, he is involved with Jewish communities across Canada. Eric is enrolled in Biblical studies, and seeks to encourage and equip Christians to understand the Biblical, Hebraic roots of our faith, and be a tangible blessing to Israel and the Jewish people. He leads two study tours per year to Israel.
Pam ThomasNational DirectorU.K.
Serving as UK National Director of Bridges for Peace since 1992 Pam has developed BFP UK into an ever increasing, vibrant work. The “Let my People Go” Campaign in 1980 launched Pam’s active interest in Israel. Encouraging Christians to intercede on behalf of Israel, instigating prayer and teaching sessions throughout the UK, Pam is responsible for promoting Bridges for Peace through the media, seminars etc. Pam gained a BA Hons Degree in Business and Adult Education, adding a further dimension to her work.
Chris EdenNational DirectorSouth Africa
Chris Eden’s involvement with Israel started with a passion to see the Church in South Africa appreciate its Hebraic foundations. He has served as national director since 1999 and desires to help Christians understand how they should relate to the unfolding biblical prophesies concerning Israel. He leads an able team and travels extensively throughout South Africa with a particular emphasis on leaders. The Church Leaders Israel Forums and Church Leaders Israel Briefings have been developed to support this initiative.
Keith BuxtonNational DirectorAustralia
Rev Keith Buxton has been associated with Bridges for Peace for six years, the last four years as Australian National Director. He is ordained with the Baptist Union of Queensland, and prior to joining Bridges for Peace pastored three churches in South Australia and Queensland and engaged in Bible teaching in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. His heart is to build strong relationships with pastors and the Jewish community in Australia. Keith and his wife Trixie have four married children and four grandchildren.
Brian AshfordNational CoordinatorNew Zealand
Brian and his wife Pat formed the New Zealand office of BFP in 2004. As a two-person office, they work diligently in whatever capacity the Lord calls them. Brian’s strengths lie in administration and networking, while Pat uses her love of the Hebrew language to promote the message of Bridges for Peace. Brian speaks in churches throughout New Zealand on a variety of Israel-related topics. Together they have built strong relationships with the NZ Jewish community.