Dane A. Kappler retired last year after 25 years of service in the United States Army. He taught nuclear physics at the Edwin R. Bradley Radiological Laboratories at the U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Due to his frequent military moves, Dane and his family have faithfully attended over 32 Messianic and Torah-based congregations in 12 states and 2 countries during the 16 years he has walked within the Torah-keeping lifestyle. He has been married to the love of his life for 23 years, and is blessed to be the father of 10 home-schooled children.
Michael Peebles ~ Congregation Echad
Michael Peebles and his wife Diane have been keeping the festivals and walking in Torah since the early nineties. They have been married for 30 years, have nine children and nine grandchildren, and live a fairly simple life on the land in a multi-generational setting (4 generations on bordering farms, in a community where family connections go back over 150 years.) Their life experiences include having children at home, homesteading, ministering and counseling individually and as a team, and running a sawmill and timber products business. They facilitate a weekly homeschool co-op. Michael also serves in a pastoral and teaching capacity with Congregation Echad, the local fellowship he attends with his family.