Rabbi & Chief Officer of Awesome
Matt received a B.A. in Religion from Nyack College. He is passionate about sharing the message of Yeshua with his Jewish people and the nations all over the world beginning in Seattle. He is a thinker, reader, dreamer, and leader among his generation in the Messianic movement. He holds ordination through the IAMCS (iamcs.org) and serves as a board member of Jewish Voice Ministries International (jvmi.org). Matt and his wife Laura have three children and live in Seattle.
Assistant Rabbi & VP of Awesome
Aybars came to know Yeshua in a Messianic synagogue in 1997 after being raised in a Muslim home. Before moving to Seattle in 2012, he served for many years as a volunteer leader of Beth Zion in Jackson, NJ. Aybars is the world's first non-Jewish Turkish Rabbi and this reflects the heart of God to bring all people back to Himself and one of our core values that everyone belongs in the family of God. Aybars and his wife, Kelly, live in Seattle, and have six children.