Founder – Tommy Waller
Tommy Waller graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee in 1979 and pursued a degree in Business Administration at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelors degree in 1986. While attending APSU, he was hired by Federal Express and worked his way through promotional ranks into an upper management position. In 1995, after 13 years in the fast paced corporate world, Mr. Waller left Federal Express to pursue a private business venture. 1 year later he made the decision to invest all of his business resources and skills back into his family. Together with wife Sherri, the Wallers moved to a small Amish/Mennonite Community and endeavored to study organic farming through practical application – working hand-in-hand with his children from seed to harvest. During these years a spark was ignited within the collective hearts of the Waller family to somehow utilize this unique combination of skills and experiences – business and organic farming – to bless the nation of Israel. In 2004, Tommy made an exploratory trip to Israel with several other business men from the United States and one year later HaYovel was established. The mission of HaYovel is to facilitate the prophetic restoration of Israel by supporting one aspect of Israeli infrastructure – the small independent farmers. So inspiring is the story of the Waller family that it has caught the attention of many newspaper headlines and professional cameras. In 2005, Franklin Springs Media beautifully captured the Waller family in the award winning documentary “The Journey Home”. Today, the Waller Family is known by thousands of families throughout the United States, Israel and the world. Tommy is highly esteemed as a man of integrity who recognizes that investing his life in God’s purposes far surpasses the temporal treasures of corporate life. His family and thousands more thank him for the bold step he took that would impact lives and an entire nation, forever.
Sherri Waller is a dynamic woman of faith who passionately encourages a two-fold Restoration. She is a strong and articulate advocate for the restoration of families as well as the nation of Israel. A 1985 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Sherri successfully navigated the business world as an independent sales consultant for seven years. In 1991, she made the decision to pursue a greater enterprise and returned home to invest herself fully into the lives of her children. Paying great dividends, her investment has yielded much fruit as this energetic mother of 11 has influenced thousands of women world-wide by her testimony of faith and example brilliantly documented in the award winning film – “The Journey Home”. Working hand-in-hand with her husband, Tommy Waller, and their eleven children, the Waller family has played a pivotal role in restoring the hearts of families to one another within the United States while drawing attention to the world-impacting importance of a restored State of National Israel. In 2005 the Waller family established a service organization known as HaYovel – which in Hebrew means “The Jubilee” – a word which portends of a day of world-wide redemption and a fully restored national Israel. Sherri is admired by women throughout the United States as a woman who reflects the love of God by the actions of her hands and her gentle words – leading by example and spreading peace by building relationships through diligent, self-sacrificing service.