Neal and Kim Surasky

Neal was raised in a traditional Jewish home. He first heard about the Messiah during his senior year in high school, but it wasn’t until years later that he accepted Yeshua (Jesus) into his life. Kim was raised in a mixed Jewish – Christian home. She was exposed at an early age to many religious expressions, including Catholicism, Judaism, and evangelical Christianity, but again, it wouldn’t be until years later that she gave her life to Yeshua.

The two met and fell in love at the end of Neal’s tour of duty in the US Army. During the planning for their wedding, they were both introduced to Messianic Judaism and they began their walk with the Lord together. They were baptized the week before their marriage.

Neal and Kim joined the staff of Chosen People Ministries in 2006. Neal was promoted to the position of Washington, DC Branch Director in 2010, which was also when Kim was appointed to a position on the Chosen People Leadership Advisory Team. Neal earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Charles E. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies in 2017 and finished the coursework with highest honors. Kim continues working toward a degree in ministry leadership with an emphasis on women’s ministry. They serve together at Kehilat Sar Shalom, the Congregation of the Prince of Peace, in Leesburg, VA (since 2007). Neal continues to serve as Rabbi, and Kim serves as the Worship Director and leader of the women’s ministries. In addition to the work at the congregation, Neal teaches a monthly Bible study in Woodbridge, VA. They have been married for 22 years, and have 5 children (Holly, Bethany, Aaron, Michael, and Mark), 6 grandchildren, and a Boston Terrier named Lily. Neal and Kim live in Columbia, Maryland, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, DC. Together, they have ministered all over the country as well as in Israel.