Senior Leadership


Rabbi Itzhak Shapira

Shaliach Tzibbur

Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel.


Heather Tsitsi Masiyiwa

President of Shuvu Africa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur devoted to empowering young people in Africa.


Pastor Matt McKeown

Uri Program Director

Pastor Matt McKeown is the Associate Pastor at the UBIC in Holly Hill, FL. 


Dr. Douglas A. Wheeler

Academic Dean of Uri

Dr. Wheeler has an earned Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology and an earned Th.D. from Florida Theological Seminary.

Teaching Staff


Eldad Keynan

Instructor of Jewish History

Eldad Keynan was born in Israel and has a M.A. on Jewish History from Haifa University. 

Shuvu Staff Africa


Ishmael Siringwani

Shuvu Africa Branch

Praise Benguzana

Shuvu Africa Branch

Shuvu Staff Global


Jaxon Edwards

Administrative Assistant & Publishing Manager

Jaxon works as an administrative assistant and manages the creation and publishing of resources.


Jeff Blumenthal

Head of Software Development

Jeff is a Software Architect with 30+ years of experience in IT architecture and software development.