Dr. Gayle Timberlake
Founder / CEO
Dr. Gayle is a biblical scholar, university professor, and cultural ethnographer that leads tours in Israel and the Middle East. She has a PHD in New Testament Studies with a focus on first-century Christianity, specifically the customs and traditions of the earliest Church.
Dr. David B. Carolan
Dr. David Carolan has 30+ years experience in executive leadership and finance. When not building thriving businesses, David uses brain-friendly, joy-building practices to help people understand and grow joyfulness towards God and others.
Stephen D. Alexander
Co-Founder / CIO
Stephen is a digital strategist, problem-solver and truth-seeker with a unique background in marketing, manufacturing and cultural anthropology (40+ countries). When not inventing new technologies, he has a passion for eschatology, healing and deliverance.
Debby serves as a faithful intercessor, executive admin and Kingdom ambassador. When not traveling the U.S. and the nations, Debby is connecting with others who have a heart for Israel, First Nations people and the promise of Amos 9:11 restored in the earth.
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Join us on an adventure as we guide you through Simka Culture.
Reclaim your dinner table and engage in meaningful conversations.
Gain valuable insight about the Hebrew heritage of our faith.
Introduce a culture of joy and rest to increase productivity.
We simplify complex biblical concepts for increased intimacy with God and relational joy with one another.
Meet your Professor
Welcome to Simka. I'm glad you're here!
Over the last two decades, unique days set aside by the original followers of Jesus captured my attention. I wanted to know how first-century Christians lived their lives. What was important to them during the weeks, months and seasons of the year?
Curiosity about first-century traditions led me on an academic journey through Israel, England, South Africa and the Middle East. My research led me to discover the earliest followers of Jesus enjoyed customs and traditions centered around joy and rest. I've taught about these traditions in university classrooms, leadership seminars, churches and homes around the world. Now I'm here to teach you!
- Dr. Gayle