Yonathan Almeida is the Senior Pastor at Congregation Shemen Sasson. The third generation of believers in Yeshua, Yonathan graduated with a degree in theology and started his ministry in Brazil in 1989. Additionally, he holds a Masters degree in psychology. Yonathan his wife Silvana, and his two children, Stephanie and Raphael, made “aliyah” from Brazil in 2003. They initially settled in the Jezreel Valley, where they helped found the congregation “Sha’ar HaEmek”.
In 2016, Yonathan started working at the Congregation Shemen Sasson in Jerusalem with a vision to strengthen a congregation contextualized to the Israeli culture.