Pastors Mark & Judy Rich, Congregational Leaders
The Bridge Messianic Fellowship is pastored by Mark and Judy Rich, who pioneered the congregation in their home in 2015.
In addition to serving The Bridge, Mark works in the software industry and Judy homeschools their children. Judy also writes Messianic children's curriculum at messianickids.com and enjoys dabbling in graphic and web design. In August 2022 she suffered a spinal cord injury and blogs about it at liferichlylived.com.
A few fun facts about us:
- - We are both the oldest of 5 children and have 5 children ourselves.
- - We were both raised in faith-filled homes and felt callings to ministry in high school.
- - We started on the Messianic journey as newlyweds, in 2004, at Beit Tikvah Messianic Synagogue in Newcastle, Washington.
- - We have started several businesses together, and each one taught us things that we're now using to grow the Kingdom of God through this congregation!
- - Mark grew up in Idaho, and as a family they have lived in the Boise area since 2012.
Mark and Judy are both ordained through Foursquare and are members of the MJAA (Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.)
The Bridge Leadership Team
Other Leadership & Accountability
The Bridge is served by an advisory council. This team of godly men and women serve The Bridge by meeting regularly with Mark & Judy to discuss our community's growth and development, and help make wise decisions to direct its path.
Mentors & Overseers
In addition to the oversight provided by Foursquare and the MJAA/IAMCS, Mark is also accountable to two pastors whom he has close relationship with and mentor him regularly. Pastor Gordon Slyter is the area pastor for the Foursquare churches in southern Idaho, and Rabbi Hylan Slobodkin is the rabbi emeritus at Beit Tikvah Messianic Synagogue in Washington where he has served for 27+ years.