Growing Branches


  • Donzell Jones

    Donzell Jones is one of Ohav Shalom's congregational evangelist.   He also serves in the blowing of the Shofar to open up the Shabbat service, and as the drummer for our congregation's praise team.


    Donzell has been a Believer in Yeshua since 1979.  He and his wife Kerstin have been married for over 25 , and have two adult children and two grandchildren.  Donzell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from California State University- San Bernardino and has taught P.E. at middle school. The Lord God called Donzell and Kerstin to relocate from the Inland Empire to the Coachella Valley in 2014. One of his favorite callings from the Lord is evangelizing at the Palm Springs Street Fair.

  • John Kauffman

    John has been serving Ohav in various capacities for many years. He had his Bar Mitzvah fifty year during the opening shots of the Six Day War. In 1976 he obtained his Bachelors degree from Indiana University and also came to know Y'shua the same year. Currently, John humbly serves HIM as both Prayer Team & Homeless OP leader.