LEADERSHIP AND ELDERS
Chad and Rebecca Holland
Chad and Rebecca, along with their 4 children, made aliyah in July of 2014. Chad was the Senior Leader of Brit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Memphis, prior to their move. Chad began in full time ministry in 1999 in Gaithersburg, MD. The Holland family enjoys being involved in discipleship, small groups, marriage counseling and hospitality. The Lord has used Chad to plant several congregations and establish new ministries. Chad now serves as the CEO and Overseer of the King of Kings Family of Ministries, which is a network of connected congregations and ministries, primarily serving Israel, but also includes a number of communities abroad. Rebecca is an amazing chef, musician and artist. They both enjoy being outdoors and exercising. To make Chad smile, mention baseball. To make Rebecca smile mention her children or making anything homemade.
Mike and Melissa Mott
Mike & Melissa and their two children, Joshua and Abby, are originally from Colorado, but they’re no strangers to Israel! Mike and Melissa lived in Israel for over 10 years, had both of their children here and were very involved in the community at King of Kings and other local ministries. We were so sad to see them leave Israel for awhile, but overjoyed to have them back and on our team! Their love for community, familes, worship and the Jewish people is evident in everything that they do.
Ray and Nyki Ramirez
Worship and Assistant Pastor
Ray, Nyki and their three children joined our team in 2017 when Ray became an Assistant Pastor and the Worship Director for King of Kings Ministries. Prior to that, Ray had served as a Worship Leader for King of Kings Community since 2014. Ray and Nyki have lived in Israel since 2007, originally serving on the staff of the ICEJ, where Ray directed the music and production of the ICEJ’s annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration. Ray’s passion is in developing and growing a community of Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, influential leaders who practice a lifestyle of worship. He desires to use his experience, knowledge and gifting to expand the Kingdom of God and to bring worship from Jerusalem to believers worldwide.
Wayne and Ann Hilsden
Wayne Hilsden currently serves as the founder and president of FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries). Previously, Wayne Hilsden served as co-founder and Senior Pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem, a diverse Messiah-centered congregation in the heart of Jerusalem. He has also helped plant three other Messiah-centered congregations throughout Israel. In 1990, Wayne co-founded Israel College of the Bible, which has since trained more than 1,500 students from all over the world. Wayne has invested much of his life in mentoring young Israeli leaders, many of whom are key leaders today in Israel’s Body of believers.
Veikko and Ulla Nuoraho
Veikko and Ulla joined the team in 2003, a few years after they moved to Israel from Finland. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren, whose faces can be seen framed in their offices. When asked what they do at King of Kings, most people will reply “everything,” and they are correct. Veikko’s sense of humor and Ulla’s loving heart (and baking) are a treasure to the team, even if we aren’t always sure what they’re saying to each other in Finnish.