The Caspari Center has a mixed Israeli and international staff who work together with a broad network of associate teachers, lecturers, and scholars.

Executive Staff

International Director / CEO: Elisabeth Eriksen Levy

Elisabeth Eriksen Levy (M.Div.) has served as International Director/CEO of the Caspari Center since August 2013. She holds a Masters in Theology from the University of Oslo and a BA in French and Hebrew, and has also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Elisabeth worked for the Bible Society in Israel from 1995-2002, and in Norway from 2002-2013. Elisabeth lives in Jerusalem with her family.

Israel Director:  Alexander Goldberg

Alec Goldberg (M.Sc.) has served as Israel Director of the Caspari Center since 2009. His primary responsibility is development and oversight of the Center's ministry to local Messianic congregations. He has been living in Jerusalem, Israel, since 2003, at which time he immigrated from Russia together with his family.


David Serner

Director of International Studies

Margarita Kontorovich

Project Coordinator

Sanna Erelä

Project Coordinator

Jennifer Nataf

Administrator & Project Coordinator



Terho Kanervikkoaho

Project coordinator



Abbey & Tomi



Board of Directors and Partners Council

The Caspari Center is governed by the Caspari Center International Board. Members of the International Board are approved by the Caspari Center Partners Council. The Partners Council consists of representatives of international partner organizations and meets once a year.

Board Members

Rolf G. Heitmann

Board member since 2005
Oslo, Norway

James C. Galvin

Board member since 2004
Elgin, Illinois, USA

Bill van Loon

Board member since 2007
Palatine, Illinois, USA

Per R. Eriksen

Board member since 2008
Fredrikstad, Norway

Howard Bass

Board member since 2016
Beer Sheva, Israel

Magnus Riska

Board member since 2008
Helsinki, Finland