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Dean & Patti Bye


International Director

A former businessman with operations throughout Canada, Dean had an encounter with the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in 1990, which radically changed the course of his life! He was ignited with a passion to be about the Father’s business: awakening believers, both Christians, and Jews, to His heart and plan for their working TOGETHER for Israel - His land and His people.

Dean and his wife Patricia have five adult children and 13 grandchildren. Together, they are now developing Return Ministries USA in Kansas City. Their daughter Deanna is married to Israeli Chaim Malespin, who directs the operations at the Aliyah Return Center - in the Galilee.

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Rev. Joe & Vicki Campbell 

Pastor & Teacher 

A pilot with a Chemical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College in Kingston, ON, Rev. Joe has flown jets, helicopters and DC-8s. Called by God into ministry, he earned his Master of Divinity in 1982 and pastored in Ontario for 26 years. 

Former national director with Christians for Israel, Canada, his deep and persevering love for Israel has led him to participate with Return Ministries in the Aliyah of North America. Rev. Joe serves at the Return base in Canada as our pastor and teacher and leads Stand on Guard Prayer, a national intercessory prayer ministry focused on Israel and Canada. He and his wife Vicki are area coordinators for Family Foundations Canada. Married for over 50 years, they have three children, six grandsons and one granddaughter. 


Cherissa Hould


When Cherissa met Dean and the Return team at her home church in Elliot Lake, ON, she was impacted by their clear presentation of the Feasts of the Lord. She visited the Return base for two weeks and is now in her eighth year with the ministry! Cherissa has served at the ARC as a three-month intern four times, has co-led a Young Adults tour, and serves as Peg’s administrative assistant. She has a heart and calling to see the generations Working Together for Israel.

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Russ & Karen Critendon

Media Team

Only God knows what He can do with hearts fully given to Him. Karen, a widowed country girl from Manitoba, committed not only to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob but to His Jewish people and the land of Israel as well.  Karen joined Return Ministries in 2007, spending many of those years sharing the prophetic Word through her expertise in video. Russ, a widowed city lad from Texas and Florida, committed to saying "Yes" to God, found renewed joy and hope in serving God and His Jewish people with Return Ministries at the Aliyah Return Center in the Galilee, using video as an effective means to share the vision.​

Theirs is truly a romantic love story authored by God, in ways only He could have planned.  They are happy knowing their adventures have only begun as they trust God to continue to lead their lives in ways that build His Kingdom and bring them ever closer to Him and to each other. Having completed two years at the ARC, they are back at the Canadian base as part of our communications team.

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Tim & Lannette Heikoop

Canadian Director

After spending ten years as a Funeral Director, Tim was called to join his father-in-law, Dean Bye and the Return Ministries’ team in 2021. His wife Lannette was raised in this environment of loving God by blessing Israel. Tim was born in Canada to a family of 12  children and spent three of his younger years in Belgium with his missions-oriented family. He has a growing passion to see the Body of Christ united to understand and live out God’s Word, especially in relation to the Father’s heart for the return and restoration of His Jewish people to Israel. We are living in an exciting hour that not only involves the return of the Jewish nation but the Church’s participation in our Heavenly Father’s prophetic plan to restore all things to Himself. Tim and Lannette have been gifted with four wonderful children.
As a family, they are dedicated to serving the Lord by serving others.

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Peg Byars

Communication Director & Coordinator Project Return

Peg joined Return Ministries as it was birthed in 2003. Her passion and calling is to see the Return of God's people to Israel. She leads the team overseeing Return’s Aliyah programs - Project Return matches North American Jews making Aliyah with Christian congregations, prayer groups, families and individuals for the purpose of prayer, encouragement and assistance with their transition, all with unconditional love.

Aliyah Fund - We receive your gifts for Aliyah and designate them to applicants approved to move to Israel. The goal is to partner with God in the promised return and restoration of His people to the land of Israel, as Jews and Gentiles work together for His Name’s sake. As Communications Director, Peg assists Dean Bye and his team in declaring the message Return Ministries carries to both the Jewish and Christian communities. She has one daughter, three grandchildren and as of February 2019, seven great-grandchildren.


Marty & Sue Shoub

Educational Programing

Marty Shoub is a Messianic Jewish teacher who lived and served in Israel for eight years at The Tents of Mercy network of ministries. In 2013, God called Marty and his wife Sue back to Canada to focus his ministry endeavors on helping the Body of Messiah in the nations enter their calling towards God’s purposes for Israel and the Jewish people. Marty has had the opportunity to take this message of kingdom partnership to countries around the world. As a Bible teacher, he is motivated to help followers of Yeshua get a deeper sense of the Father’s heart for His “first Born” and connect with their calling for the sake of Israel’s restoration and revival in the nations. Marty is also the educational director of Return Ministries. Marty graduated with a BA honors in theology from Briercrest College and a Masters of Jewish Studies from the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute. He is the author of “To The Jew First: The Formation of One New Man.” And “I Have Installed My King.” Marty continues his itinerant work among the nations as the director heading up educational programming for Return Ministries and as the Canadian representative of Tikkun Ministries International. Marty and Sue have been married for over 40 years. They currently live in the Vancouver area to be close to their three children and four grandchildren.

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Joseph & Angela Morgan

Intercessors & Technical Support

Angela is the eldest daughter of Dean & Patti Bye and is involved in the prayer ministry of Return Ministries. Her husband Joseph provides technical support.

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