About Our Directors

Dr. Robert Cruver

Robert Cruver, PHD
Dr. Robert “Rob” Cruver

Dr. Robert Cruver is a licensed Physical Therapist who also holds two Master’s Degrees: one in Anatomy, the second one in Theology, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Using this educational background, Rob has served as a College President and Chancellor, Lead Pastor, Sports Camp Director, and Chaplain to professional and college sports teams, corporations, and jails. Rob has also directed many non-profit organizations and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Lion’s Gate Ministries which focuses on at-risk young adults who have been impacted by violence, incarceration, and homelessness.
Dr. Cruver has been active in prison ministry for 30 years, and his many experiences include leadership in summer sports camps, music festivals, at-risk youth outreaches, and numerous overseas mission trips. He has the heart to heal and the charisma to instill hope in all who are in need. Rob has extensive experience working with individuals and groups in need of stress management, relational counseling, family mediation, conflict management, grief counseling, biblical counseling, and life coaching.

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan is known in Millburn / Short Hills, NJ circles as “Mrs. Kaplan”, the consummate English teacher that all the students wanted to get. She taught in one of the top-rated school systems, Millburn, and was able to obtain the highest grades on standardized test scores. When experts were sent in to analyze this desirable ability, they reported that Rebecca nurtured each member of her classes, empowered them all with confidence-building individual instruction, and instilled a love of writing in almost all of the 1,000 students that were lucky enough to have her. She also taught at Verona Middle and High School, Kushner Academy, and NJIT. 

She was a Summa cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi graduate of Montclair State University, where Rebecca received a BA in Ecucation, certified to teach K-12the Grade English and History.

Rebecca also worked for the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management. She was in charge of communications with the DC headquarters and rated job applicants accross multiple agencies.

As a professional singer, she used the stage name ‘Rebecca Bridges’. She recorded original songs, appeared in videos, and captivated adoring audiences worldwide.

She was one of the founders of the NJ Chapter of WIZO, a large, multi-national women and children’s charity, and served as its Secretary, where she co-created, edited, and formatted WIZO Magazine for distribution throughout the United States. Rebecca also helped organize their fundraising events.

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