Sarah Liberman

Sarah Liberman is an internationally acclaimed Israeli worship leader, speaker and recording artist who has  devoted her life to blessing the heart of God and making a place for others to meet with Him. Sarah’s passionate worship, birthed in the unseen place, inspires believers of all ages to pursue God in a deeper way and experience His miraculous power. 

As well as leading congregational worship in Israel, Sarah travels, singing and speaking, bringing the new sound of this generation of Israeli worshippers as well as biblical, life transforming messages to the nations. With millions of views on-line, and songs sung in congregations around the world, her first two albums ‘I Am Before You’ and ‘A Pure Heart’ invite you to join ‘The Worship Journey’ and discover your destiny in God. They include the unique mix of both fresh and ancient Hebrew sound in her most popular songs such as ‘Fire of Your Spirit’ and ‘Great is the Lord’.

Simcha Natan

Simcha emigrated to Israel from the UK, with her husband and three children. Having studied theology and music and worship in London, and trained as a worship leader and song writer, she went on to teach music and be involved in worship teams in several congregations in the UK, and now in Israel as part of Sarah Liberman's team.

Simcha is the author of the “Dare to Ask” project, comprising of the book 'Dare to Ask', and 3 CD's, Dreaming', 'Awakened' and 'Soar which each have a counterpart 30 day devotaional study guide to accompany them. She is passionate about embracing the season that God has led us into, and to be willing to flourish against all odds! She’s all about enabling people to engage with God in the way which they were made to, and is a born creative. Simcha is an artist, and paints her songs and messages to accompany the music and books. She is also on the leadership of Ascend Carmel, and is the coordinator as well as the Creative track leader.

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Yaakov Schwa*z

Yaakov emigrated to Israel from the United States in 2015 with his family, they live in a small Galilee town over looking the beautiful lake. 

Yaakov started out as a participant on the very first Ascend program, and returned to the second to serve on it. Since then he has become a formal member of our team and serves in media and production. 

Yaakov works as a TV show producer and is a  videographer who loves capturing and photographing nature and landscapes. 

Karen Davis

Karen Davis is the Worship Director of Carmel Congregation (“Kehilat HaCarmel”), a Messianic congregation located on the top of Mount Carmel, Israel, where her husband David served as Senior Pastor. Born in the U.S. in a Jewish family, Karen and her husband immigrated to Israel in 1989 and founded House of Victory rehabilitation center for Jews and Arabs, and Carmel Congregation in 1991. Karen and her “one new man” worship team of Jews and Arabs are dedicated to building unity in the body of Messiah in Israel through praise and worship.

Karen is also a recording artist and song writer, well-known internationally for her Messianic praise and worship music. She has recorded several solo albums of original music in Hebrew and English, which are distributed internationally by Galilee of the Nations and Sony Music. 

Featured Guests

Joshua Aaron

Joshua Aaron is an award-winning, Messianic, Jewish singer/songwriter. He and his wife Jeannie have five children (Emma, Shuki, Max, Levi and Binyamin)and currently reside near the Sea of Galilee and maintains citizenship with both the nation of Israel & the United States of America. Since the release of his first live CD, “Bo Yeshua”, Joshua’s music has grown to an international level, with more than 13 million views on YouTube. His 2012 release, “You Are Holy,“ won him two Independent Music Awards.

Coming of the heels of these three successful releases, Joshua released his most polished and passionate album to date on December 16th, 2016. His new batch of songs, appropriately titled “Every Tribe,” bridges the gap from folk to pop, from energetic to stripped bare, from traditional to modern, and from Israel to the churches of the world.

Steve Carpenter

Steve is a graduate of Portland Bible College and began serving in full-time ministry in 1987. Steve has served as an Associate Pastor and Elder in two local congregations in the Northwest United States leading ministries to college students and young professionals with an emphasis on prayer, worship, leadership development and global missions.

Steve and his wife, Taffy, met and married in the Pacific Northwest in the early nineties and have three children; Samuel, Elliot and Caitlin. Steve is a songwriter, worship leader, bible teacher and freelance journalist currently based in Jerusalem with his family.

The Carpenter Family have been living in the Middle East since 2007 leading a ministry called, Highway 19 Ministries. Highway19 Ministries is a faith-based non-profit 501(c)(3) media and communications corporation that supports relief and reconciliation initiatives in Israel and the greater Middle East region.

In addition to serving on the Boards of two Israeli Amuta [Non-Profit Organizations], focusing on outreach and service to terror victims, Steve also serves as a consultant for the At the Crossroads / Derech Avraham Initiative which is an outworking of the Isaiah 19 Highway vision bringing together Muslim background believers, Israeli Messianic Jews and Middle Eastern Christians to support and serve one another.

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Peter Tsukahira

Peter Tsukahira is an Asian-American, now an Israeli citizen. The son of an American diplomat, Peter was born in the U.S. and raised in Japan. Peter became a believer in 1973 and attended Christ for the Nations Institute (Dallas, Texas). He completed a Bachelor’s degree in economics at Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts) and enrolled in the American Christian Theological School (Anaheim, California) where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree

Peter moved to Tokyo, Japan in 1982 where he led a growing international fellowship. Peter also worked in the Japanese computer industry. In 1987, he moved to Haifa, Israel and later was Co-founder of Kehilat HaCarmel (Carmel Congregation) becoming one of the pastors. He now directs the Or HaCarmel (Light of Carmel) Ministry Center and the Mount Carmel School of Ministry (, a two-week intensive school and study tour focused on the prophetic significance of Israel. Peter has written My Father’s Business – Guidelines for Ministry in the Marketplace, God’s Tsunami – Understanding Israel and End-time Revival, and Culture of the Kingdom – A Journey of Restoration.

Andrey Teplinksy

Andrey Teplinsky lives in Haifa (Northern Israel), and serves at Kehilat HaCarmel, a Messianic congregation on Mount Carmel. He has written numerous books illustrating God’s plans for Israel. 

Andrey is passionate about intercessory prayer and it is his desire to see others enter into the place of prayer that touches the Lord’s heart, where both personal and communal transformation is birthed.
He is married and has three children.