Toby and Natalie are missionaries in training in Brooklyn, NY. Toby will be attending the Charles L. Feinberg Center to receive a Master’s of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and completed one semester at Liberty University, where he took a graduate course in Biblical Studies.
Toby and Natalie are originally from the Washington, DC area. Toby’s parents are both Jewish and believers in Yeshua; although Toby grew up in a believing home, he strayed from his faith for many years. When Toby and Natalie met, they decided to rededicate their lives to the Lord. They started attending the congregation in which Toby grew up along with a Bible study from a local Hispanic church that tremendously impacted their lives.
Although Natalie is not Jewish, she felt a deep connection with learning the Hebrew roots of her faith. Toby and Natalie were married in 2013 and began feeling a call to be involved in ministry. They led the Shabbat school ministry at their home congregation for over two years. Recently, Toby was invited to share his testimony on IFoundShalom.com.
Since then, God has been working in their lives in many ways. When they learned about the opportunity to study and work with Chosen People Ministries, they both had peace in their hearts that this was the correct path for them. Toby has felt a deeper burden, understanding, and love for his fellow Jewish people during the past two years. Toby and Natalie are walking in obedience to God’s calling on their lives, and look forward to sharing this adventure with their two daughters. Natalie will continue to pursue her career working with a sign language agency. She, too, is excited to see the Lord show His love and salvation to all people—especially the Jewish people.