International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Welcomes Michele Bachmann to Its Board of Directors

August 7, 2023

CHICAGO – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michele Bachmann, former member of the U.S. Congress and current Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, to its U.S. Board of Directors, effective August 1, 2023. The decision was unanimously approved during its Board of Directors meeting last week.

“It’s truly an honor for us to have Dean Bachmann serve in this capacity,” said Robin Van Etten, Global Chief Operating Officer of The Fellowship. “She has an impressive resume and experience, but most importantly she has been a tireless and passionate advocate for Israel and the Jewish people her entire adult life.”

Prior to joining the board, Dean Bachmann has partnered with The Fellowship in various ways, from participating in podcasts and social media initiatives, to supporting the organization’s direct response television and taking part in prayer gatherings alongside Fellowship leadership and supporters. Earlier in her career, Bachmann helped establish the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, and remains deeply involved with this ministry, as well as other efforts to encourage Christian support for the Jewish state.

“I’m so honored to have Michele Bachmann on our board,” said Yael Eckstein, The Fellowship’s President and CEO. “She’s been a close friend of The Fellowship for years, and is an outspoken and unwavering friend of Israel. The Bible tells us, ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor’ (Ecclesiastes 4:9). The Fellowship is able to help millions of people on our own, but with Michele Bachmann joining our group of strong, faithful leaders, I believe we will be able to help even more.”

The Fellowship, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is currently the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel and works to build bridges between Christians and Jews worldwide. As an apolitical entity, The Fellowship works with public figures across the political spectrum in order to bless Israel and the Jewish people.

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