Dean & Patti Bye
A former businessman with operations in major cities in 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 - the land and the people.
Dean and his wife Patricia have five adult children and eight 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 - Jordan River.
To see Dean's bio, click here.
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 getting ready 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.
Rev Joe Campbell
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, Joe’s 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.
Russ & Karen Critendon
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 has been with Return Ministries since 2007, spending many of those years sharing the prophetic Word through video.
Russ - a widowed city lad from Texas, then 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, often 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. Now in Israel for an extended time, their videos are part of our communications from the Land
Danielle joined Return Ministries in 2007 after working for 20 years as a health care professional
in New Brunswick and within the Montreal Jewish community in Quebec. In 1989 she began to travel often to Israel, studied at a Jerusalem Bible college, learned modern Hebrew and served on prayer assignments in the Land. She's helped build and maintain the Prayer Watches for this ministry.
As director of Opération RETOUR, the French branch of Return Ministries, Danielle carries our message to the French world. Now living in Montreal, Danielle is available to share GOD's heart for Israel & the nations, speaking in churches and to groups. Her passion is to help build relationships with the Jewish people, encourage prayer for Israel and facilitate Aliyah (return) of the French speaking Jews to their homeland. Among other things, she organizes French tours to Israel.
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 Shabbat and Purim celebrations. She met other Return members while she was in a North Bay, ON college and through them came to a new understanding of God's heart for Israel.
An Early Childhood Education professional, Cherissa accepted God's reassignment and has been with Return Ministries since July 2012 where she lends strong support to Return's Communications team. Through serving with Return Ministries, Cherissa's desire to proclaim God's love has deepened and she delights to share His love for His land and people to her generation and others. Cherissa has had the joy of serving at the Aliyah Return Center in the Galilee for four, three month assignments and longs to return!