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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
RICHARD AND DONNA GEIGER
Richard Geiger, Congregational Leader, has been in ministry for nearly 40 years. Changed deeply through the Hebraic roots of our faith, he was called by God to lead the Messianic congregation in Greensboro, NC. He continues to study, research, and teach the Hebraic (Biblical) roots of the faith as well as reach out to the Jewish community with the good news of their Messiah. (MMin, MA in Counseling, MDiv and hospital adjunct chaplain for 15 years.)
Donna Geiger, Richard’s wife, was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. She received her BA at Columbia International University, where she met and married Richard. Having homeschooled their 5 children for 15 years, she also served as counselor and parenting class instructor at the Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center for 5 years, and as an adjunct chaplain at the Women’s Hospital for 10 years. Donna has a love and passion for teaching.
JULIO AND LILA CALDERON
Happily married with Sandra “Lila” Villegas and father of three beautiful children, Julio “Israel” Calderon was born in Bogota, Colombia South America in 1973. He receives the Lord in his life in June of 1998. After a year of having given his life to the Lord he receives the calling to serve Him. In 2001 Julio starts his Hebraic studies in the Ulpan (School of Hebraic studies) Yovel, in Bogota Colombia. In Ulpan Yovel where he also learn Chazzanut (Jewish Rituals) and some aspects of Jewish life and the Torah.
After finished his preparation in ULPAN YOVEL, and been serving as Chazzan (Cantor and worship leader) in Kehilat (congregation) Yovel, he was ordained as Pastor Senior by his mentor Pastor Raul Rubio (President of YOVEL Messianic Foundation in Bogota Colombia) on July 19, 2008. Mr. Calderon also has a degree in Bible studies from Laurel University in High Point North Carolina US. At the present time, Julio “Israel” Calderon serves as Chazzan, assistant pastor, and worship leader at our congregation.
JOHN AND DARINDA MCLANE
John and Darinda Mclane met at the Institute of Hebraic-Christian Studies (IHCS) and have been serving in ministry together since 2001. Currently John serves as an elder in our community and as secretary of the board of elders. He teaches the ' Basics of Messianics' class with assistance from his wife. Darinda is currently VoB's secretary and is serving in many other ministries within the community.
The Mclanes also offer courses from the IHCS out of their home as a way to share the Hebraic roots of the faith with local church members and others from the community. In addition, they have been providing deliverance counseling since 2012.