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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 ten grandchildren. Together, they travel extensively between Canada, Israel, and the nations. 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. 

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Russ & Karen Critendon

Media Directors

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 just completed two years at the ARC, they are now back at the Canadian base as part of our communications team.


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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.



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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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.