Meet the Team


Patrick & Rebecca Verbeten,
Zealous8:2 International Coordinators

SHALOM FROM JERUSALEM! We are honored to be serving the Millennial generation by connecting them to God’s heart for Israel and the Jewish people. After 10 years of discipling and training young adults for Christian ministry, our lives and paths were changed after being introduced to the amazing work of Bridges for Peace. A veil was removed from our eyes when the Lord revealed to us His heart and plan for Israel and the Church. Today we live in Jerusalem with our two daughters, two dogs, one bird, and one bunny. Our desire is to see many generations know the whole Truth of God’s Word concerning Israel and the Jewish people and to act in obedience and boldness to God’s call to bless God’s people and nation. We invite you to be a part of this global movement!


Scott & Dawn Sober,
Zealous8:2 USA Coordinators

HELLO! It is a huge blessing to be serving the young adults in the USA by connecting them to the Israel and the work of Bridges for Peace. Dawn was first introduced to Bridges for Peace in 2007 after which she attended the very first Zealous8:2 Adventure Tour.  Upon returning to the States, she helped pioneer Zealous USA to see young people capture God’s heart for Israel.  In 2009, Dawn’s new friend Scott sent her an email telling her how important Israel is to the church and God, ending the email with, “I’ll get off my soapbox now.”  We soon fell in love with each other and Scott fell in love with Bridges for Peace. Scott has a passion for the Scriptures and you’ll often find young people seeking him out for advice and guidance.  We are both excited to see hearts captured by God leading to a lifelong love for Israel and the Jewish People.  We reside in Melbourne, FL with our two daughters.


Peter Fast,
Deputy National Director

Shalom in the name of Yeshua! It is a privilege to represent Bridges for Peace (BFP) in Canada, conveying God’s love and plan for Israel and the Church to the next generation. Young adults are at the forefront of this shaking. More and more of them are fascinated and challenged by God’s faithfulness to His people, the Jews, and what He is doing in Israel. For nearly 14 years, I have been connected with BFP, volunteering in Israel in the Home Repair program and having the unique opportunity to co-lead the first Zealous tour. Late in 2010, my wife, Deanna and I (plus our cat☺) moved to Jerusalem where I worked as the Zealous8:2 International Coordinator for 3+ years. Our family has now grown by two, a boy and girl, and we remain committed to the ministry of BFP in Canada.


Kelly Russell,
Zealous8:2 – UK Office

I started volunteering in the UK office in October 2014 and was made staff in May 2015. This was an answer to prayer! I am currently standing as UK Zealous administrator and had the privilege of taking young adults on the Call to Zion tour in June 2015. I would recommend this experience to all young adults who would like a greater understanding of our Jewish Roots and to witness exactly where Jesus walked. My first revelation of Israel was brought by my auntie moving there to live, making me more eager to learn the importance of Israel and Gods people there. I am excited to be a part of encouraging young adults and the millennial generation by showing them Gods heart for Israel. “I will bless those who bless you” Genesis 12:3 NLT. Shalom & Blessings!


Luke Carbis,
Bridges for Peace Representative

Shalom! I visited Israel on a Zealous tour in 2009. It transformed my understanding of God and His Word. It was as though I used to read the Bible in black and white and now I read it in colour. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to teach and encourage young Aussies and young Australian families. We dive deep into the Word, establish Godly traditions in Christian homes, and explore God’s great love for Israel and the Jewish people. I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with my wife Talia, and our two boys.


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