Vice President

Tami Wasson

Financial Secretaries

Tatyana Tyan

Ed and Carol Ashby

Board Secretary

Susan Phillips

Board Member At Large

Suzanne Johnson



Ordained Rabbi

Growing up in the Minneapolis suburban area in the Orthodox tradition, Rabbi Lonnie received his BS in Animal Science and his BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He decided to pursue rabbinic studies in 2002, and began his studies at TKU in Van Nuys, CA in 2010. He is ordained by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Messianic Jewish Leadership at TKU in Southlake, TX.


He  spent seven years employed in Jewish education with TKU and MJBI, and taught at the Messianic Studies Program at WSTS in Warsaw, Poland in 2019 and 2020. He and his wife were previously active members of Congregation Shomrei Torah of Scottsdale, AZ. He assumed leadership at Adat B’rit in April of 2018, and lives in Westminster, CA with his wife Jeanne.


Lonnie and Jeanne are the parents of daughters Rylie [Scott] and Jessica [Robert], and proud grandparents of six boys.


Certified Cantor

Cantor Jeanne grew up in Minneapolis, and earned her BS in Animal Science in 1986 with a minor in Biology. She met her future husband Lonnie there in 1985, and they were married in 1987. She obtained her Master’s Certificate in Cantorial Arts from MJTI in 2015, and began her current position as Cantor at Adat B’rit in April of 2018.


She and her husband were previously active members of Congregation Shomrei Torah of Scottsdale, AZ. She lives in Westminster, CA with her husband Lonnie; they are the parents of daughters Rylie [Scott] and Jessica [Robert], and proud grandparents of six boys.



Rabbi Shlomo [Fred] Butler (Z’’L) founded our synagogue community in August of 1984.  He served our members and the greater Orange County area until his death in 2015. 


As a visionary in Southern California, he was the Western Regional Director of the UMJC for 9 years, expanding the B’sorah throughout the Southwest.  An avid lover of HaShem, Rabbi Shlomo lectured throughout the United States on the centrality of Israel and the Jewish people in God’s redemptive plan. 


We honor his contributions and service to our community and are indebted to his courage in the face of adversity as we continue his work at Adat B’rit.